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Rotterdam trade increases by 3.0% in first quarter of 2021

[ April 30, 2021   //   ]

The volume of freight handled in the Port of Rotterdam in the first quarter of this year totalled 115.8 million tonnes. This constitutes a 3.0% increase over the same period last year. As such, the port of Rotterdam has set a new step in its recovery from the decrease in throughput in 2020 as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The most pronounced increase could be observed in the volumes of biomass (+36.7%), coal (+25.2%) and mineral oil products (+19.7%) put through Rotterdam. The port’s terminals also handled a substantially higher number of containers (+4.5%). Volumes declined in the segments LNG (-26.8%), agribulk (-8.6%) and other liquid