Port of Hamburg reports significant volume growth in first half

Cargo traffic moving through the Port of Hamburg grew steadily in the first half of the year, particularly in March and the second quarter.

Photo: Michael Lindner/Port of Hamburg Marketing

Cargo volumes handled at the Port of Hamburg are once again on the rise following last year's decline, which stemmed from the Covid-19 pandemic. Figures from the first half of the year show that total seaborne cargo volumes handled at the port increased by 3.8 percent to 63.5 tonnes. The handled container volumes comprised 4.3 million teu, an increase of 5.5 percent compared to the same period last year.

"After a modest start in the first two months, March and the second quarter brought a distinct surge in container handling," writes the Port of Hamburg in a press release.

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