Zeebrugge volume increases 10.3pc to 1.8 million TEU in 2020
THE Port of Zeebrugge container volume grew 10
25 January 2021 - 19:00
After strong performances in 2018 and 2019, 2020 looked equally as promising, but the Covid crisis put an immediate halt to any promise.
In the second quarter of 2020, roll on roll off cargo fell 35 per cent, with quarter three showing a drop of 13 per cent, and an increase of 2.9 per cent in the fourth quarter.
The handling of new vehicles declined 26 per cent, with a total of 2,191,299 vehicles being handled throughout the automotive sector in Europe.
Deep sea services grew 46.3 per cent, short sea services gained 24.9 per cent, and estuary shipping grew 27.8 per cent.
The Cosco Shipping Ports Zeebrugge Terminal reached a growth of 25 per cent in TEU, causing the terminal to grow an average of 20 per cent each year since 2018.
Liquid bulk volume grew 16.5 per cent to 12,617,088 tonnes. Liquid natural gas (LNG) achieved a new record by growing 44.4 per cent to 11,018,023 tonnes.
Break bulk declined 29.2 per cent to 634,613 tonnes, while solid bulk grew 28.9 per cent to 1,710,125 tonnes.
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