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Artikel Nummer: 1657

More maritime transport in EU countries in Q2/2012

According to the statistical office of the European Union (Eurostat) the gross weight of goods conveyed by maritime transport in the European Union, Norway, Croatia and Turkey was 0.6 % higher in Q2/2012 than in the first quarter of the year. Compared with Q2/2011, however, the gross weight of goods handled in the EU's main 27 ports decreased by 1.9 % in Q2/2012. The decline resulted from reduced port activity in half of the reporting countries.