Tag: throughput

Barcelona records a 26% volume rise, fastest-growing port in Europe

Barcelona port

The Spanish port of Barcelona has reported its 2017 results which appear indeed amazing: +26% growth to the previous year. Due to this tremendous gain Barcelona has become the fastest-growing European port. The port’s total traffic reached 61.4 mln tonnes, thus surpassing the mark of 61 mln for the first time. Container handling, one of […]

Contship Italia: terminal volumes down, but rail traffic on the rise

Contship Italia

Contship Italia Group, Italy’s leading maritime container terminal and intermodal operator, reports a 1.3% decline in volumes handled at its terminals in 2017 (6.303 mln TEU) as compared to 2016 (6.386 mln TEU), although its rail freight traffic was up 11% (301,009 TEU). The company highlights that while its gateway terminals with access to Italy, […]

Cosco Shipping Ports new leader among GTOs?

Cosco Shipping Ports

The Chinese port operator Cosco Shipping Ports (CSP) has finished year 2017 with a 12.6% rise in the throughput across its overall terminal portfolio, up to 87.312 mln TEU from 77.572 mln TEU in 2016. This signals CSP’s potential to become the largest global terminal operator displacing Hutchison Ports from the #1 position. Hutchison Ports […]

COSCO tops global container carriers in Q3 2017 by volume, Maersk #2

COSCO Shipping

In Q3 2017, COSCO Shipping has overtaken Maersk Line by container liftings for the first time, becoming the world’s container carrier #1, informs Splash24/7 quoting the liner shipping research agency Alphaliner. The Chinese container giant COSCO Shipping, which merged with China Shipping in early 2016, reported 5.49 mln TEU of loaded volumes in the third […]

Australian container volumes grow with new entrants

Australian ports

The container throughput of the Australian ports grew by 3.7% to 7.2 mln TEU in 2016 – 2017, the highest volume ever recorded, states the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in its Container Stevedoring Monitoring report 2016-17. During this period, Sydney has overtaken Melbourne and become Australia’s largest container port. Over the past 10 […]

Valencia container traffic grows. A result of COSCO entry?

Valencia port

The Valencia Port Authority reports its container throughput of the first 10 months of 2017 at the level of 4,043,251 TEU, which represents an increase of 1.73% y-o-y. The most part of it was handled by Valencia – 3,999,016 TEU, whereas the remaining volumes come from the smaller ports that fall within the Port Authority, […]

Rotterdam records a 10% growth in container volumes


The port of Rotterdam has published its 9 months results this week, recording a 10.1% increase in container traffic compared to January-September 2016. In the first 9 months of 2017 the port handled 10.2 mln TEU, or 105.9 mln tonnes. The growth was attributed to the strong increase in the number of full containers, which […]

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