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05 April 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 04:28 GMT+2

March 23, 2020

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Last year, freight traffic moved by ports German authorities fell by -0.3%

Containerized traffic remained stable at 15.1 million teu

Last year, freight traffic moved by ports -0.3% compared to 2018. It made him known today by the Federal Bureau of Statistics of Germany announcing that in 2019 the total traffic was 294.5 million tonnes of goods, of which 23.9 million tonnes tons were exchanged with the People's Republic of China, traffic flow - highlighted the institute - that last year grew by 8.9% in 2018 and was the largest affected by the coronavirus pandemic at the beginning of the 2020.

Overall, in 2019, the volume of goods arriving in German ports increased by 0.3%, while the German port increased by 0.3%, while the party port ports decreased by -0.8%. Declining also national traffic, which amounted to 7.6 million tonnes (-6.4%).

In 2019, the highest traffic volumes were german seaports with European markets (165.9 million tonnes) and Asia (56.4 million tonnes) tonnes, including 13.5 million tonnes of goods Chinese ports and 10.4 million tonnes to China), followed by America (43.3 million tonnes) and Africa (17.5 million tonnes) million tonnes). The office specified that the flow of traffic with Africa has grown significantly compared to 2018 (up 21.8%) and that the handling of goods with Asia, including China, rose by a moderate 2.6%. The volume of traffic with the United States remained stable year-on-year (0.0%) and the one with European countries is decreased by -2.6%, including a decrease of -6.8% in traffic with European Union countries (EU 28). The handling volume The UK, which left the EU on 31 January 2020, is decreased by -12.5%.

Last year, Germany's most important seaport by volume of handling of goods was Hamburg with 117.2 million tonnes, followed by Bremerhaven (47.6 million tonnes) Wilhelmshaven (23.1 million tonnes), Rostock (19.9 million tonnes) and Lubecca (16.0 million tonnes) tonnes).

In 2019, the only containerized traffic handled overall from the German ports was, as well as 15.1 million teu in 2018. China, with 3.1 million teu, was still the first trading partner German port ports in this segment of traffic in front United States (1.4 million teu) and Russia (0.7 million Teu).

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