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19 August 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 20:58 GMT+2

April 26, 2019

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The port of Antwerp has archived item the first trimester with a decrease of the -3,0% of the traffic

Absolute record salary of the container to March

The Harbour Authority of Antwerp has announced that in the first trimester of this year the traffic of the goods enlivened from the Belgian harbour port of call is diminished of the -3,0% on the correspondent period of 2018 when had been pairs to 58,3 million tons. Without to specify the consistency of the volumes of traffic enlivened, the agency has announced that the containerized trade is continued to grow and that in March the 2019 port has established the own new record absolute salary of traffic of the container. In the field of the rotabili an increment of +3.2%, while the bulk traffics have turned out down, with a decrease of the -8,8% of cargos is recorded sand banks and a bending of the -8,6% of cargos liquids.

The authority has specified that in the segment of the solid bulk the decreases have regarded the mineral traffics (- 22.9%), coal (- 16.5%), scrap (- 10.2%) and fertilizers (- 2.2%), while sands and gravels are increased of +6.0%. About the liquid bulk, the Harbour Authority has explained that, after a marked decrease of the -12,4% in the first two months of this year, to March a remarkable recovery is recorded and that, however, the mild winter of 2019 regarding the coldest winter season last year has had an impact on the traffic of the oil produced ones and that also the slow down of the increase of the European economy, so as the evolution of the prices of the crude oil, has had an effect negative on the production and the question of producing energetic. Altogether in the first three months of this year the traffic of crude oil has remained unchanged (+0.1%) so as that of chemicals (- 0.6%).

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