Port of Rotterdam sees gains from container market upswing

The Port of Rotterdam, the largest container port in Europe, has benefited from the first six months of 2021 and the red-hot container market. The outlook for the rest of the year is also positive.

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It has had a positive impact on the Port of Rotterdam that the upturn on the container market has continued in the first half of 2021 and that container vessels have been crammed to the point of bursting.

As the largest container port in Europe and a gateway to many other ports in Northern Europe, the Port of Rotterdam booked an increase in TEU volumes of 8.7 and in tonnes of 4.4 percent in the first half of the year. The disparity is caused by the fact that containers are being filled up less than before, the company explains in its half-year report.

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