Port of Hamburg sets new record for throughput of 110 million tons of seaborne cargo in first 9 months
Germany, November 26, 2014 (STAT):-With total throughput of around 110 million tons, the Port of Hamburg set a new record in the first nine months of 2014.
Almost all throughput segments contributed their share to this growth, which at 5.7 percent was outstanding compared to the same period of the previous year.
“2014 has in many respects been a record year for the Port of Hamburg. For us, the confirmation that we are on the right course with our intelligent solutions, and a motivation to keep the port on a successful course.” said Jens Meier, Hamburg Port Authority Chairman of the Board.
Container services with the Baltic region are especially significant for the Port of Hamburg; in the first nine months of the year 1.8 million TEU were transported by feeders in this trade, representing a 2.8 percent increase. Container handling, which dominates in Hamburg as a universal port, also achieved a record mark of 7.4 million TEU (20-ft standard containers). General cargo throughput of 78.3 million tons was the main factor behind the steep rise of 7.9 percent
The Port of Hamburg accordingly enlarged its market share of container traffic for the period January to September from 26.1 percent to 26.7 percent.