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.

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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.

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