The Eurogate Group has increased container handling volumes at its German terminals in 2015 by 1.5% to reach 8.2 million TEU.
The North Sea terminals in Bremerhaven and Wilhelmshaven recorded an increase in container handling volumes of 1.9% overall.
In Bremerhaven, feeder volumes in transport operations with Russia decreased, resulting in a handling volume at the terminal of 5.5 million TEU, which is 4.3% lower than in 2014.
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After a strong start, Eurogate container terminal in Hamburg was overtaken by the Chinese export trade and stagnated at 2.3 million TEU.
Overall, container handling volumes for the Europe-wide Eurogate Group came to 14.6 million TEU.
Emanuel Schiffer, Chairman of the Management Board at Eurogate, said:, said: “Eurogate handled over 200 container vessels greater than 18,000 TEU at its North Sea terminals in 2015.
“Our container terminals are made to handle the new megacarriers, something our customers have in the meantime recognised as well. This has enabled us to stand our ground against the market trend.
“The market environment continues to be challenging and is characterised by overcapacities and weakening global demand, triggered by the slump in Chinese export trade.
“For 2016, we are again anticipating a difficult year. Against this background, we are focusing all our efforts on providing our customers with the service they expect. We can do mega container ships – Eurogate has demonstrated this time and again.”