ShippingWatch

Port of Rotterdam saw lower throughput in first half-year

The decline in world trade due to global coronavirus lockdowns can also be felt in Rotterdam, where the port has seen a decline in volumes in the first half of 2020.

Photo: PR / Kees Torn

Fewer cargoes made their way through the Port of Rotterdam in the first half of 2020, when the outbreak of coronavirus put a halt to global growth.

The port major is a European hub for shipping and it handled record volumes in the corresponding period last year. However, throughput declined 9.1 percent this year to 218.9 million tons.

Read the whole article

Get 14 days free access.
No credit card required.

  • Access all locked articles
  • Receive our daily newsletters
  • Access our app
An error has occured. Please try again later.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from ShippingWatch

Eurotunnel accuses DFDS of unfair competition on English Channel

Getlink, which owns the railroad service Eurotunnel under the English Channel, accuses ferry operators DFDS and P&O ferries of having struck an unfair deal on the Dover-Calais route in terms of competition. DFDS CEO Torben Carlsen rejects the accusation to ShippingWatch.

Further reading

Related articles

Latest news

See all jobs