Throughput At Port Of Rotterdam Falls 3.5%, But Conditions Are Improving
At 303.9 million tons, cargo throughput in the port of Rotterdam in 1999 fell by 3.5 percent. This decrease is less than the 3.7 percent in the first half-year, but is a downturn compared with the top year of 1998 when 314.8 million tons were handled. The volumes of container cargo, grain and animal feed, scrap metal, and other liquid bulk cargo increased considerably this year. However, this did not compensate for the decrease in imports of ore, or the throughput of crude oil and coal. The tonnage of other general cargo (pallets, bags, boxes, big bags) also underwent a further decline, with the exception of fruit and vegetables. The Mayor of Rotterdam…
Rotterdam Records Slight Drop
According to provisional figures, cargo throughput in the Port of Rotterdam in 2001 totalled 315.5 million tons. comparison with the record year of 2000. and the general cargo sector (-4.9%). The number of containers handled fell by 2.4% from 6.3 mln TEU in 2000 to 6.1 mln TEU in 2001. Imports of crude oil and the throughput of other liquid bulk cargo (chemicals, oils and fats) remained virtually stable. Throughput of oil products and petcoke (+10.5%), coal (+6.9%) and agribulk (+1.4%) increased. 5 mln tons. Imports showed a slight decline, by 2 million tons or 0.7%. This drop mainly occurred in the second half-year. Mr Willem Scholten…
Rotterdam Cargo Traffic Surges
In the first half of 2004, 177 million tonnes of cargo was transhipped in the port of Rotterdam, 8 percent more than the first half of 2003. Outgoing trade increased more noticeably than incoming trade (6.7% and 11.6% respectively) and general cargo grew almost twice as fast (12%) as bulk cargo. Only the amount of coal handled was down (2%) on the first half of last year. The other categories of goods grew: agribulk (+10.6%), ores and scrap (+7.6%), other dry bulk (+6.6%), crude oil (+5.3%), mineral oil products (+13.2%), other liquid bulk (+5.6%), roro (+5.5%), containers (+13.3%) and other general cargo (+7.8%). In numbers, container throughput increased by 12% to 4 million TEU (20-foot units). The prospects for throughput in the second half of the year are good.
Agreement on funding Rotterdam port expansion
The State, the municipality of Rotterdam and Port of Rotterdam have today concluded an agreement on financing for the construction of Maasvlakte 2, the plan to expand the port of Rotterdam. The construction of Maasvlakte 2 will cost EUR 2.575 billion. According to the agreement, the State will take a 33.3 percent interest in Port of Rotterdam as of 1-1-2006. Port of Rotterdam CEO Willem Scholten: "This a an extremely important agreement. The expansion will give businesses the opportunity to grow in Rotterdam. Maasvlakte 2 will be an excellent location. Right on the sea, and with good hinterland connections. Construction can start in 2006 and the first sites will be available for clients in 2010.
Port of Rotterdam Reports Productive Year
According to the provisional figures the port of Rotterdam in 2002 handled 321,9 million tons of goods. This result nearly equals the record of 2000 (322,4 mln tons). CEO Willem Scholten called the result "a pleasant surprise". "In the present economic circumstances a stable level of throughput would have seemed more logical, but our second half year was extremely good. In containers and oil products even the best ever". Up were ores and scrap (+7%), oil products (+27%), roll on/roll off (+8%), containers (+7%, from 6,1 to 6,5 mln TEU). Down crude oil (-2%), other liquid bulk goods (-3%), coal (-3%), agricultural bulk goods (-19%), other dry bulk goods (-9%), other general cargo (-11%). The full press release in English will be issued coming Monday.
Rotterdam Sets Records in 2003
This year, the port of Rotterdam handled 328 million tons of goods, 2% more than in 2002. This surpassed the record year of 2000 by 6 million tons. The provisional figures were clarified by Willem Scholten, chairman of the Port Management, during a press meeting today. He appeared more than satisfied. "Record figures for the total, liquid bulk, RoRo and containers. In containers, we are the first non-Asian port to pass the 7 million TEU mark. Massive investments are still being made, throughout all port sectors. The Second Maasvlakte has come a lot closer. The Municipal Port Management is to be corporatized, and will have more commercial clout as a result.
Port of Rotterdam Reports Increase
This year, 328 million (metric) tons of cargo was handled in the port of Rotterdam, an increase of almost 2% compared to 2002. The former record year 2000 was beaten with 6 million tons (mt). The provisional figures of the largest port of the world were presented by its CEO, Willem Scholten. "There are record for the total, chemicals, ro/ro and containers. In containers Rotterdam broke through the barrier of 7 million TEU as first port outside Asia. Investments by the companies are staying on a high level. The extension of the port, creation of the Second Maasvlakte, came much closer. The increase of throughput is attributable to the handling of agricultural bulk (+10.7%)…