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Massive growth in oil products through Rotterdam

The amount of oil products handled by the major Dutch port increased by close to 30 percent in the first six months of the year. Container business also improved.

Freight volumes through the Port of Rotterdam grew 6.8 percent in the first half of the year compared to the same period last year. This development is mainly caused by a soaring growth of 29.7 percent in the amount of oil products, while the amount of crude oil passing through the Dutch mega-port increased by 8.3 percent.

Container volumes grew 3.7 percent, while dry bulk, such as agricultural bulk, coal and ore, declined across the board for a combined setback of 4.9 percent, notes the Port of Rotterdam in a half-year report.

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