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Antwerp broke its own container record in 2015

Europe's second-largest container port reports steady growth in the total amount of handled freight in the past year. Container grew big-time while oil and dry bulk volumes noted a more modest growth.

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Port of Antwerp, the second-largest port in Europe after Rotterdam, grew across all business areas in 2015, which finished as a year in which the major gateway broke two of its records.

The total volumes at the port passed 200 million tons for the first time in the history of Antwerp and came to 208,423,920 tons on the 31st of December. A growth of 4.7 percent from 2014 when the port handled 199 million tons, writes Port of Antwerp in a statement.

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