Record Tonnage for Antwerp in 2014


The port of Antwerp handled more than 199 million tonnes of freight in 2014, a rise of 4.3% compared with 2013.

The record growth has been driven by the volume of containers (up 5.9%) and liquid bulk (up 5.6%).

The total number of TEU handled was up by 4.7% in 2014, finishing at almost 9 million. Total tonnage was recorded at more than 108.3 million.

A total of 14,009 seagoing ships called at the Port of Antwerp in 2014, a figure 1.5% fewer than 2013, however, the overall gross tonnage rose by 1.7% to more than 335 million.

The number of UCLS (ultra-large container ships of 10,000 TEU or more) finished at 266 by the end of December, 2014 – 68 more than 2013.

The growth is particularly marked in the category of 13,000 TEU and over, with 82 more of these sized ships docking in Antwerp in 2014.

(Source: The Guardian)

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