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20 September 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 20:20 GMT+2

January 31, 2020

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Last year the traffic of goods in the port of Zeebrugge increased by 14.2%

Containers amounted to 1.7 million teu (4.8%)

Last year, the traffic of goods in the port of Zeebrugge increased by 14.2% as it amounted to 45.8 million tonnes 40.1 million in 2018. The traffic of the rolling stock increased by 3.7% to almost 16.5 million tonnes, with particularly substantial increases in trade with Ireland (6.3%) Spain (153.1%), while the decline in volumes with the UNITED Kingdom (-2.5%) Scandinavia (-2.7%). In new car industry traffic was almost 3.0 million vehicles (up 4.6%). Containers that have 16.2 million tonnes( up 7.0%) with a container handling amounted to 1.7 million teu (4.8%). The increase was very substantial (60.8%) bulk 10.8 million tonnes, thanks in particularly to the doubling of volumes of liquefied natural gas 107.5%). Traffic of solid bulks has also increased 1.3 million tonnes, or 7.6%, while conventional goods fell by -13.5% to 897 thousand Tons.

In the cruise industry, there have been 149 ships, six more than in 2018, but passengers are decreased by -3.7% to 715 thousand units.

In the fourth quarter of 2019 alone, the Belgian port 12.7 million tonnes of goods, up 23.0% October-December of the previous year, of which 4.4 million tonnes of containerized cargo (up 21.4%), 4.1 million tonnes of rolling stock (up 1.0%), 3.5 million tonnes liquid bulks (up 75.5%), 358 thousand tonnes of dry bulk (18.4%) 210,000 tonnes of conventional goods (-19.7%).

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