Germany’s Port of Hamburg has recorded a 2.9% rise in seaborne cargo throughput, reaching 95.8 million tonnes in the initial nine months of 2021.
However, the port cautioned that international transport chains would continue to be unstable for the rest of the year, with global container ports experiencing disruptions amid the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.
The port’s bulk cargo amount was 29.7 million tonnes, an increase of 6.1% compared to the same period last year.
During the first three quarters of 2021, general cargo throughput grew 1.6% to 66.1 million tonnes.
Port of Hamburg maintained this ‘upward trend’ on container handling as well.
Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) joint CEOs Axel Mattern and Ingo Egloff said: “At 709,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), the Port of Hamburg posted the highest quarterly total in its history for containers transported.”
The throughput of containerised general cargo rose 1.5% to 65.2 million tonnes during the first three quarters of this year.
Conventional general cargo throughput was 908,000 tonnes, marking a 5.2% growth.
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