Filter content by area of interest
Ports & Terminals
Port AuthoritiesContainerBulkBreakbulk/General CargoRo-Ro/AutomotiveGTOs
Cargo Handling Equipment
STS CranesYard CranesMobile CHERo-Ro EquipmentBreakbulk EquipmentLow ThroughputBulk Handling Equipment
Shipping & Logistics
Container ShippingBreakbulk/General CargoRo-Ro ShippingDry Bulk ShippingLiquid cargoesLogistics
ICT
TOSPlanning & Optimisation TechnologyWiFiMobile ComputingPort Community SystemsAsset Tracking & Monitoring
Automation
Automated EquipmentGate AutomationRemote ControlProcess Automation
Multimodal
RailInland WaterwaysShortsea ShippingRoadAir-Cargo
Container Industry
Container manufactureContainer leasingRepair/StorageTradingConversion/Innovation
Refrigeration
Operations/TransportContainer leasingEquipmentM&R/Storage
Breakbulk
General cargoProject Cargo/Heavy LiftForest productsRo-Ro/AutomotiveAgribulks
Safety & Security
InsuranceHazardous cargoLashings/SecuringLegal/Regulatory
Civil Engineering
Port & terminal construction/designCivil & Consulting EngineersDredging & ReclamationMooring & FenderingLightingPaving & Surfacing
Environment
Business
InsuranceLegal/RegulatoryAppointments/PeopleMergers/Acquisitions/RestructuringFinance/Financial ResultsTrade & Professional AssociationsBusiness/Commerce Miscellaneous
 View all Topics View all Topics A-Z
More View all Topics View all Topics A-Z

You are viewing 1 of your 1 guest articles


register  or  login  for full access to online news

North Sea Port traffic up by 8% in Q1-Q3 2018

The unified authority for Belgo-Dutch port complexes anticipates 70 Mt for the whole year

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

North Sea Port (NSP), made up of the ports of Ghent and Zeeland Seaports (Vlissingen and Terneuzen) anticipates a whole year seaborne transhipment of about 70 Mt, which would mean a new all-time high for the third consecutive year. The forecast follows an 8% rise over the first nine months of 2018 to a total of 53 Mt. Traffic in Q3 was up by 2.8% to 17.1 Mt.

39 kms of quays, 19 kms of docks/basins and 9,300-ha (≈ 20,000 football pitches) of backlands
39 kms of quays, 19 kms of docks/basins and 9,300-ha (≈ 20,000 football pitches) of backlands

Growth for the year to date comes from all segments. Dry bulk increased to 24.3 Mt (+5%), mainly thanks to sand, gravel and other building materials due to the construction sector’s recovery. Both grains and coal, the latter mainly for the process industry, remained stable.

Liquid bulk recorded a 13% increase to 15.8Mt with growth in the petrochemical sector, biodiesel transhipment and ship-to-ship transhipment.

 

General cargo increase by 6% to 9Mt mainly came from paper and board, steel sheets and constructions and building materials. Ro-ro remained stable at 2.7 Mt, while lo-lo container traffic increased by 60% to 1.2 Mt. This spectacular growth from a low base must be largely explained by the formation of I-Motion container line operating between Ghent and Hull since May.

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

You may also be interested in...

MPVs heading for brighter future

1,110t wood chip barges

Euroports boost for Tarragona

Handling the bounty of the forests

Driving value from digitalisation

Preparing for analytics

Linked In
Twitter