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27 November 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 14:33 GMT+1

May 18, 2020

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In the first quarter, freight traffic in the port of Hamburg fell by -7.9%

Containers amounted to 2.2 million teu (-6.6%), 579 thousand with China (-14.6%)

In the first quarter of this year, freight traffic in the Hamburg's port fell by -7.9% as it was equal to 31.9 million tonnes compared to 34.7 million tonnes in first three months of 2019. The most significant contraction is imported receipts that amounted to 17.6 million tonnes, a reduction of -12.7%, while export crude fell by -1.3% to 14.3 million Tons.

Overall, only containerized traffic has dropped 23.5 million tonnes in the first quarter of last year 22.2 million tonnes a year, a volume that was carried out with a handling of containers in the terminals of the 2.2 million teu, a decrease of -6.6%, 1.9 million full teu (2.0 million in the first three months of 2019) and 200,000 voids (300,000). Reducing traffic containerized was generated essentially by the transhipment traffic decline that amounted to 800,000 teu compared to 900,000 in the first quarter of last year, while import/export containers remained stable at about 1.4 million teu.

Conventional goods also fell, with a total of 300,000 tonnes compared to 370,000 tonnes in the quarter of last year year, as well as bulks that stood at 9.4 million tonnes (10.7 million tonnes in the first three months of 2019), 2.7 million tonnes of liquid cargo (3.3 million), 4.7 million tonnes million tonnes of bucket-moving bulks (5.6 million) 2.0 million tonnes of agricultural bulk (1.8 million).

The Hamburg Port Authority has announced that in the first quarter of 2020, a share of landings have been cancelled. services due to the worldwide measures taken to Covid-19 pandemic. In particular, of the 530 Hamburg in January 2020 (-1.1%) of the 517 stops scheduled for February canceled one (-0.2%) and the 551 stops scheduled for March 26 (-4.7%) were deleted. The port authority has attributed cancellation of these stops at the partial shutdown of activities China due to the pandemic. In particular, in the first Hamburg's port has moved a containerized traffic with China, which is the main German port's commercial partner of 579,400 teu, with a down -14.6%. Instead, container traffic with the US, Hamburg's second-largest trading partner, has reached 146,100 teu, an increase of 20.7%. Growing also containerized traffic with the third trading partner, Singapore, which totaled 111,000 teu (up 10.5%).

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