Rotterdam Boosts Container Throughput

Rotterdam Port has recorded a substantial 8.8% growth in container volume, which it says is significantly above the market average, in the first quarter of 2017.

A total of 2% more goods passed through the Dutch Port of Rotterdam in the first quarter than in the same period last year.

Growth in volumes was seen across 10 different commodities, excluding liquid bulk, and gave the port a throughput volume of 119.3 million tonnes.

Rotterdam Port points to several metrics as evidence it is on the path to being a regional hub for containers

Container increased 10.8% by weight to 34.3 million tonnes and 8.8% by volume to 3.3 million TEU.

Source: Port Technology International