Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Europe’s largest port, has reported that it handled 220.738 million tons of cargo during the first half of the year, which is 5.5% less than during the same period last year.
The transshipment of containers declined by 8.2% reaching 6.681 million tons. The container load declined by 9.3% – 64.445 million TEUs, while the total cargo weight declined by 9.3%.
From a financial standpoint, however, the first half of the year was successful, with the revenue increasing by 1% to 416.5 million euros. Although the net profit dropped by 18.3% to 116.5 million euros. The investments in the first six months of this year were 15.9% higher than the previous year, amounting to 135.7 million euros.