Dunkerque-Port tonnage up 10% in the first half

By: | at 11:40 AM | Ports & Terminals  

Good performance by general cargoes and bulk solids in the early part of the year has led to a 10% upturn in traffic for the first six months with a volume of 23 Mt, more than 2 Mt higher than during the same period in 2013.

RoRo traffic rose 14%, to 6.70 Mt, compared with last year. The number of trucks and trailers showed a rise of 17% with 278,000 freight units. Passengers and tourist vehicles were up 6% and 4% respectively (1,013,000 passengers and 262,000 vehicles). The number of containers recorded was 154,000 TEU, an increase of 17%. Ore traffic performed well during the half-year, with a rise of 20% (6.70 Mt). The volume of coal traffic was 2.08 Mt, down 27%. Grain exports had already reached 1.33 Mt at the end of June, up 185%.During the grain campaign from June 2013 to June 2014, the volume exported via Dunkirk was 2,408,000 tonnes, setting an all-time record.


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