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Port of Antwerp finishes 2016 with reduced dry bulk volumes

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Dry Bulk,

The Port of Antwerp handled a total freight volume of just over 214 million t in 2016, up 2.7% on the previous year.

However, the port reported that its dry bulk volume contracted by 9.1% to approximately 12.5 million t. The volume of coal handled during the past 12 months came in at just over 1 million t, 34.2% less than the previous year. The ore volume also fell by 10.5%, to 2.11 million t.

A total of 14 473 seagoing ships called at the Port of Antwerp in the course of 2016, 0.4% more in comparison with the previous year. However, the gross tonnage was up 9.1% to 401 085 305 GT.

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