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April 18, 2019

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The port of Rotterdam has established the own new historical quarterly record of traffic

In the first trimester of this year tons of goods (+5.1% are enlivened almost 123,9 million)

In the first three months of the 2019 port of Rotterdam it has established the own new quarterly historical record of traffic of the goods having enlivened almost 123,9 million tons of cargos, total that an increase of +5.1% regarding the first trimester of 2018 represents and an increment of +3.7% on the previous the recorded quarterly maximum peak in according to trimester of 2015 with the 119,4 million one tons. The new record is yields is of the new historical peak of goods in arrival in the Dutch port that is piled to 86,7 million tons, with an increase of +7.1% on the first trimester of the 2018 (precedence record was marked in the first trimester of 2017 with the 83,7 million one tons of cargos in arrival), is of the new historical peak of goods in departure that tons have been attested than little less 37,2 million, with an light rise of +0.9% on the first trimester of 2018 when the precedence was achieved record.

Altogether in the first trimester of this year the goods containerized in arrival and departure from the harbour port of call has totaled 38,0 million tons, with an increase of +5.9% on the first three months of 2018, and the traffic is realized with a handling of containers pairs to 3.723.950 teu (+7.3%). The Port of Rotterdam Authority has specified that the increment of the containerized trade is consequence of the prosecuzione of the trend of sensitive increase in existence from last year of the volumes of traffic of transhipment with cargos in arrival from Asia and destined to being advanced through the port of Rotterdam to other European ports and that hub in the Networks of services of the three main world-wide shipowning alliances of the field of the container represents a confirmation of the role of Rotterdam which important, factors that have determined a prosecuzione of the increase of the traffic feeder that in the first three months of this year it has been of 7,3 million tons of containerized cargos (+15.1%). The Harbour Authority has announced that, instead, the short-sea contanerizzato traffic has shown a decrease of -7,8% coming down to the 6,9 million one tons because of the reduction of the exchanges with Russia and the decrease of the traffic towards the recorded United Kingdom to January and February. The authority has evidenced moreover that the accentuation of the imbalance of the volumes between Asia and Europe is provoking also a meaningful increase of the empty traffic of container, fact that determines an enlivened increase of the traffic in terms of teu remarkablly advanced regarding the increase of the traffic in terms of enlivened tons.

In the first three months of this year the other goods several pairs to 7,9 million tons (+9.2% have been), of which 6,4 million tons of rotabili (+10.7%) and 1,5 million tons of other cargos (+3.1%). Port Authority has explained that in this field the traffic is increased in meaningful way in particular to March as a result of I accumulate it of escorts put into effect from the operators in sight of an eventual Brexit without agreement.

In the first trimester of the 2019 total of the liquid bulk it has been of 58,5 million tons (+4.6%), of which 28,0 million tons of crude oil (+10.4%), 21,1 million oil producing tons of refined (- to 7.4%), 1,8 million tons of natural gas which liquified (+143.4%) and 7,6 million tons of other liquid bulk (+8.5%). In the field of the bulk sand banks tons of cargos (+3.7% are enlivened totally 19,4 million), include 7,5 million tons of coal (+15.7%), 5,8 million tons of iron mineral and scrap (- 17.9%), 2,6 million tons of agricultural bulk (- 0.3%) and 3,5 million tons of other cargos (+37.9%).

"We have had - the managing director of the Harbour Authority of Rotterdam has commented, Allard Castelein - an optimal beginning of 2019, with traffic volumes record in the first trimester. Moreover the quarterly data confirm that Rotterdam is newly strengthening own role of hub of storage and transport in the fields of the container and the which liquified natural gas. Relatively to the entire year, we are online with our forecast of a light increase of the volumes of traffic in 2019".


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