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October 17, 2012

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Nei first nine months of this year the traffic in the port of Antwerp is diminished of 2.2%

The Belgian port of call has enlivened altogether 138.905.003 tons

The port of Antwerp has recorded the fourth consecutive trimester of the reduction of the traffic of the goods. The Belgian port of call in fact has closed the period July-september of this year with a volume enlivened pairs to beyond 45 million tons, with a bending of 2.4% on the third trimester of 2011.

Nei first nine months of the 2012 port has enlivened altogether 138.905.003 tons of goods, with a decrease of 2.2% regarding 142.074.576 tons totaled in the period January-september last year. The Harbour Authority of Antwerp has emphasized that the contraction of the traffic is determined mainly by the temporary arrest warrant of the refineries of the Belgian Refining Corporation (BRC), while the traffic of the container has recorded an light bending (- 0.6%) and the traffics of rotabili and the bulk sand banks are increased respective of 18.6% and 1.7%.

Nel period January-september of this year the containerized trade has been of 78.722.648 tons (- 0.6%) with a handling of the container pairs to 6.517.956 teu (- 0.5%).

Nel field of the bulk the traffic is piled altogether to 48.407.751, with a reduction of 3.4% on the first nine months of 2011. The liquid bulk is diminished of 5.4%, to 33.702.020 tons, with a decrease of 41.3% of the imports of crude oil to 2.027.695 tons. The bulk sand banks is increased of 1.7% to 14.705.731 tons, with an increase of 14.6% of the coal to 4.576.011 tons, while the fertilizers are diminished of 9.0% to 3.159.597 tons and the minerals are dropped of 4.4% to 2.087.193 tons.

Nei first nine months of this year the traffic of goods conventional and loose is piled to 8.176.995 tons (- 15.9%), of which 5.117.453 tons of iron worker (- 21.6%), 979,161 tons of fruit (- 2.9%), 666,005 tons of paper and cellulose (+19.4%), 177,050 tons of granites (- 27.0%) and 390,129 tons of not ferrous metals (+51.7%). The traffic ro-ro has been pairs to 3.597.609 tons (+18.6%) and car handling has been of 918.995 units (+18.9%).

Nei first nine months of the 2012 port of Antwerp is scaled by 11.039 ships (- 5.1%) for total 238,8 million tons of tonnage (- 0.1%).

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