Freight News, Sea

Fifth record in a row for Antwerp

[ January 17, 2018   //   ]

The port of Antwerp has achieved a record freight volume for the fifth straight year in a row with 223.6 million tonnes of freight in 2017, an increase of 4.4% compared with the previous year. Container tonnage expanded by 4.3% to 123m tonnes while ro ro was up 10.5% to 5.1m tonnes with the number of cars handled up by 4.0% to 1,238,128 units. Only dry bulk such as coal and ores lagged behind, with a drop of 3.7%.