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.
Read the article online at: https://www.drybulkmagazine.com/ports-terminals/18012017/port-of-antwerp-finishes-2016-with-reduced-dry-bulk-volumes/