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Tailwinds playing role in declining European port volumes, notes Global Port Tracker

March 07, 2019 / scmr

Various tailwinds have played in role in declining port volumes out of Europe, according to the most recent edition of the “Global Port Tracker: European Trade Outlook,” by maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.Ports surveyed in the report include the six major container reports in North Europe: le Havre, Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Bremen/Bremerhaven, and Hamburg.The report said that based on preliminary figures total container volumes across the six ports fell by 77,000 (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), or 2.1%, to 3.60 million TEU, from November to December, while heading up 1.8% annually.