Port of Hamburg: throughput and trade trends
Economic challenges in Europe and geopolitical issues worldwide continue to impact business at the port of Hamburg. Nevertheless, the port saw its bulk cargo throughput growing by 7.7% to 19 million t, while general cargo declined by 11.1% to 39.2 million t in H1/2023.
Terminal operators processed 58.2 million t, down 5.8% yoy. Container handling showed improvement, rising 4.6% in H1/2923, with June handling 10.2% higher volumes than January. Positive trends were observed in bulk cargo sectors and trade with North America and Asia.
The port perceives a trend towards larger container ships and is aiming for climate neutrality. In the present circumstances, the outlook however remains uncertain. (pb)