Hamburg first half volume up 7.5pc to 4.7 million teu, but bulk slips.


The Port of Hamburg's first half container volume 7.5 percent year on year to 4.7 million TEU, the port authority announced. Seaborne cargo throughput at Germany's largest port rose 4.1 percent in the first half to 69.4 million tons, but bulk cargo slipped 0.3 per cent to 21 million tons.

The increase in containers was attributable to the four new liner services that have linked the Hanseatic City with ports in the US, Canada and Mexico, said the release. The 283,000 TEU handled in Hamburg on container services with...

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