Europe’s premier container ports have recorded an encouraging start to the year with both Rotterdam and Antwerp seeing growth in throughput in the first quarter of 2018.
Rotterdam had a particularly strong quarter with a 7.3% rise in container throughput to 3.7m teu, stemming from a sharp rise in transhipment volumes originating in Asia with destinations elsewhere in Europe. Consequently, feeder tonnage rose by 15.1% to 7.3m tonnes.
“An increasing exchange is also taking place in Rotterdam between deep sea services, which enable shipping companies to offer their clients more combinations between loading and unloading ports in Asia and Europe,” noted a statement from the port authority.
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