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18 October 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 18:36 GMT+2

October 23, 2017

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In the third trimester of this year the traffic of the goods in the port of Antwerp is increased of +4.5%

Aumento of the container, the rotabili and the liquid bulk. Decrease of the bulk sand banks and the loose several goods

In the third trimester of this year the traffic of the goods enlivened from the port of Antwerp is increased of +4.5% being is pairs to 55,8 million tons regarding 53,3 million tons in the period July-september of 2016. In the segment of the goods several they have turned out in increase the traffic of goods containerized that is piled to 30,6 million tons (+6.0%), that pairs to beyond 2,6 million teu (+5.8%), and that of rotabili are totaled with a handling of containers that have attested almost 1,2 million tons (+13.1%), while it is diminished of the -2,4% loose traffic of goods that is come down to 2,4 million tons. Handling of new automobiles of factory has been of 268 thousand vehicles (- 2.1%) In decrease also the solid bulk that has turned out pairs at less than 3,1 million tons (- 3.9%), while the liquid bulk has grown of +4.1% to 18,4 million tons.

In the first nine months of the 2017 traffic has been altogether of 167,1 million tons, with a progression of +3.3% regarding 161,7 million tons in the correspondent period last year. The containerized trade has been pairs to 91,9 million tons (+3.7%) and is realized with a handling of container pairs to 7,8 million teu (+3.2%, with a full rise of +4.6% of the container and a bending of the -4,4% of those empty ones). Particularly sensitive it has turned out the increase of the containerized trade with the North America (+9.5%) and with the Far East (+9.3%), while the traffic with Europe, that she is the main commercial partner of the Belgian port, is diminished of -4,5%. The rotabili are piled than more 3,7 million tons (+10.7%) and the goods several loose to 7,8 million tons (+7.7%). Handling of new cars is increased of +3.4% to 920 thousand unit. The total volume of the solid bulk has remained almost stable being turned out than 9,2 million tons (- 0.8%), between which 2,8 million tons of fertilizers (+7.4%), 1,8 million tons of minerals (+23.2%) and 396 thousand tons of coal (- 55.6%). The traffic of the liquid bulk is increased of +2.4% 54,5 million to tons, of which 4,4 million tons of crude oil (+28.0%), 10,6 million tons of chemicals (to +2.0%) and 30,8 million refined producing tons of oil, an analogous volume to that last year I yield of an increment of +12.8% of the imports and of a contraction of the -12,8% of the exports.

"Also in the last trimester - it has emphasized the managing director of the Harbour Authority of Antwerp, Jacques Vandermeiren - we are successful to maintain to the same high rhythm of increase of the precedence nine months. In reality during the last few years this tendency is in existence stablily. From long time Antwerp is recording optimal results in a market characterized from volatility and fluctuations. If in such a situation it is not only succeeded to maintain, but also to increase own market share, this - it has evidenced Vandermeiren - gives confidence for the future".

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