Hamburg's container traffic with the Baltic Sea region totalled 1.77m TEU last year, noting a downtick by 1.7% year-on-year.
In traffic with North East Asia, the Port of Hamburg's main container trading partner, a total of 3.22m TEU was taken care of, more by 1.6% yoy. The trade lane to/from South America gained 17.6% yoy (0.8m TEU), followed by traffic with other than Baltic destinations in Europe (flat at 0.8m TEU), with other Asian economies (-4.9% yoy to 0.78m TEU), South East Asia (-6.7% yoy to 0.7m TEU), and to/from other areas (flat at 0.36m TEU), i.a., the US.
On the whole, out of the 8.81m TEU figure, imports accounted for nearly 4.58m TEU (-0.6% yoy), while the remaining 4.24m TEU was handled in export traffic (-1.5% yoy).
The hinterland/transhipment split stood in 2017 at 5.6m TEU/3.2m TEU.
In total, the Port of Hamburg made 136.5mt in 2017, a slight decrease by 1.2% yoy. Handlings of dry bulk (excl. agricultural goods) rose by 7.0% yoy to 23.5mt, while liquids contracted by 3.8% yoy down to 13.7mt. Agribulk lost 13.8% yoy, amounting to 7.5mt.
Turnover of break-bulk decreased by 5.9% yoy to 1.44mt.