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Hamburg throughput up 10 percent

Time:1970-01-01 08:00 Source:www.cargonewsasia.com Writer:admin Click:Times

The Port of Hamburg posted a container throughput growth of 10.7 percent in the first nine months, handling 5.9 million TEUs.

This reflects the resumption of the China and Asia services that the shipping companies had temporarily suspended during the financial markets and economic crisis, the port said in a statement.

Added to this are numerous new full-container and feeder services, like the FAL-5 service operated by the two shipping companies CMA CGM and Maersk Line, and the concentration in Hamburg of the Baltic Sea feeder services operated by the TEAM LINES shipping company, all of which resulted in a major increase in the volume of container handling in Hamburg.

“After a difficult first quarter, container handling at the Port of Hamburg emerged from the crisis over subsequent months,” the statement said.

In the first nine months of this year, container traffic to and from Asian regions grew by 13 percent compared with the same period last year, to a total of 3.5 million TEU.

Container trade to and from America amounted to 587,000 TEU (+13.9 percent), the Africa route recorded 150,000 TEU (+25.7 percent), and the European feeder and short-sea services, an important segment for Hamburg, totalled 1.6 million TEU (+3.7 percent).

The total of 89.4 million tonnes of cargo handled in the first three quarters of (Editer:admin)




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