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Rotterdam boxes on the rise again

[ October 19, 2021   //   ]

The Port of Rotterdam said its container volume rose back above pre-corona level in the third quarter of the year, as part of a substantial increase in throughput including oil products, iron ore, coal and biomass. %). Containers were up 4.0% in tonnage, and 7.8% in teu.

Goods throughput in the port of Rotterdam rose to 118.5 million tonnes in the third quarter, 14.6% more than in the same period last year.

Chief executive Allard Castelein, said “These quarterly figures show that the economy is continuing its upward path. The whole world was in lockdown last year because of the corona pandemic. Now factories, businesses and logistics are operating flat out again to meet increased demand. However, the extent to which growth will continue also depends on how fast acute shortages in some links of the logistics chain can be reduced.”