The port of Antwerp-Bruges reported a 1.3% increase in overall cargo volumes in the first six months of 2022, but with a drop in container throughput.
Total throughput was 147.2m tonnes in the first half of 2022, up 1.3% on-year.
Container throughput dropped 9.8% on-year in tonnes and 6.3% in teu terms compared with the strong start to 2021.
“With globally disrupted container liner shipping, vessel delays and high volumes of import cargo, the container trade continues to face operational challenges. Moreover, the throughput of containers related to Russia decreased by 39% due to the conflict in Ukraine,” said the port.