Port of Rotterdam expects to continue carrying cargo in 2022

Port of Rotterdam expects to continue carrying cargo in 2022 ...

AMSTERDAM, 22. Dec. - Container traffic at the Rotterdam-port is at a record-breaking level this year and is expected to be very high again in 2022, said Wednesday's European largest sea port.

The port said it received 15 million containers this year and was at the first time in the last two years that the European Union had reached that level.

A large drop of container freight, measured from twenty feet long containers (TUA), has increased at least 5% in 2021 compared to last year's huge delay in the fluorescence wave.

The number of containers handling in Rotterdam has dropped 3% in 2020, according to a record of 14,8 million unfilled in 2019.

"We expect the ports to remain busy in 2022," said Emile Hoogsteden, the port's commercial director.

International fleets with container ships and terminal capacity aren't growing enough to satisfy demand.

Rotterdam got its first container in 1966, and reached 1 million TEU for the first time in 1974. Traffic increased to 5 million containers in 1997, and doubled to 10 million a year in the decade that followed.

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