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Port of Rotterdam entered 2015 on a roll

The Port of Rotterdam soared into 2015 with significant growth rates on oil products, LNG and container, while dry bulk - especially coal and iron ore - was the only segment that declined.

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Port of Rotterdam has entered 2015 in style, as the first quarter - with dry bulk as the only exception - brought growth across the board.

The combined cargo throughput in the Port of Rotterdam increased 7.2 percent in the first three months of the year, compared to the same period last year. The number of handled containers grew 7.6 percent measured in teu, while liquid cargo volumes increased 14.7 percent to a total of 56.5 million tons.

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