A total of 304.7 million tons of seaborne goods was handled in German sea ports in 2018, marking an increase of 1.7 percent compared to the previous year, the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) announced on Monday.
The volume of goods which German seaports received from other ports increased by 2.0 percent. The shipping of goods from German seaports over the world’s oceans increased slightly less strong but still grew by 1.8 percent.
According to Destatis, the number of containers handled at German seaports remained unchanged at around 15.1 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) in 2018.
China remained the most important trade partner for maritime freight transport with 3.0 million standard units, followed by the United States with 1.4 million TEUs and Russia with 0.7 million TEUs.
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