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Container traffic down in Europe's largest port

The flow of containers cooled off in the Port of Rotterdam in 2015. After a strong first half of the year, container traffic went south in the second half and hit the port with a setback compared to the year before. Oil saves the port's result.

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The number of twenty-foot containers (teu) handled by the Port of Rotterdam declined 0.5 percent in 2015, according to traffic figures published by the port on Friday.

After noting increased traffic in the first half of the year, the crisis in the container sector also hit the Port of Rotterdam as the flow of containers petered out in the second and third quarters. Even though this is a slight decline, the development shows the Port of Rotterdam following the same trend seen in many other European ports where the still-low global trade is leaving its mark on ports.

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