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Harbors: Trieste in the top ten in EU for freight handled

Rotterdam first, followed by Antwerp, Hamburg

02 April, 18:06
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, APRIL 2 - The harbor of Trieste, with 57 million tonnes of freight handled, is among the ten in Europe that handled most of freight in 2018, show data from Eurostat published today. With 441 million tonnes, Rotterdam was the largest freight port in the EU in 2018. Rotterdam handled more than twice as much freight as Antwerp (212 million tonnes) and almost four times as much as Hamburg (118 million tonnes) in 2018, Eurostat said. Rotterdam, Antwerp and Hamburg were followed by Amsterdam (100 million tonnes), Algeciras (89), Marseille (76), Le Havre (65), Valencia (62), Trieste (57) and Barcelona (55). In the second quarter of 2019, ports in the EU handled 919 million tonnes of freight, almost 4% more compared with the same quarter in 2018, the EU statistical office said today.

"A slowdown in economic activity due to the effects of coronavirus could have an impact on international trade, and in particular on maritime freight," Eurostat noted. (ANSA).

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