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14 August 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 19:41 GMT+2



July 8, 2020

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The port of Antwerp closes the second quarter of 2020 a 13% drop in traffic

Strong volume contraction in all product sectors

In the second quarter of this year, freight traffic port of Antwerp decreased by -13% as it was 55.1 million tonnes compared to 63.3 million tonnes. April-June 2019. The decline less was recorded in the goods sector where traffic was 33.1 million tonnes (-9%) and it was totaled with a handling of containers amounting to more than 2.8 million teu (-8%). The decline in liquid bulk volumes was more marked solids that recorded contractions of -15% and -26% to 16.4 million tonnes and 2.8 million tonnes Tons. In sharp decline, now consecutively from four in quarters, conventional goods that were less than 1.8 million tonnes (-29%) and also sensitive to the reduction of rolling stock that was nearly 1.1 million tonnes (-23%).

In the first half of 2020, total traffic 114.2 million tonnes (-5%). Goods in containers stable, having amounted to 69.0 million tonne, traffic that in terms of 20' containers handled showed slight growth, having been 2.9 million teu (0.4%). Conventional and rolling stock have declined -29% and -22% to 3.5 million and 2.1 million respectively. Tons. Liquid bulks were 33.6 million tonnes (-8% and solid 6.0 million tonnes (-13%).




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