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Rostock Port HY report – Less cargo, more passengers

13 million gross tonnes of cargo were handled at Rostock overseas port in the first six months of this year, i.e. 800,000 tonnes less than in the same period last year. Wheeled cargo in ferry and ro-ro traffic notched up a seven percent increase compared to the first half of 2017: 8.7 million tonnes were hoisted over the side at the ferry and ro-ro terminal from January to June 2018. In the first half of the year the ferry and ro-ro goods accounted for 67 percent of overall handling at the all-purpose port of Rostock. This strong growth was not enough to fully compensate for the losses in high-tonnage areas such as grain, coal and cement. One third of total handling or 4.3 million tonnes were achieved by handling dry bulk, liquid and general cargo. The number of ferry passengers carried to and from Northern Europe increased by 50,000 to 1.05 million”, says Dr. Gernot Tesch, Managing Director of ROSTOCK PORT GmbH.

Rostock overseas port recorded 3,650 calls by ferry, ro-ro, cargo and cruise vessels in the first six months of the year, 2,905 of which were port calls by ferries and ro-ro vessels.


Wheeled cargo

210,098 trucks (escorted units) were carried on the three ferry and three ro-ro services to and from Denmark, Sweden and Finland, an impressive increase of nine percent. Handling of unescorted units declined slightly with 65, 446 trailers having been loaded and unloaded (minus one percent). In addition 8,002 railway wagons were carried by sea in the first half of 2018. This was 565 wagons more than in the same period last year. The number of cars carried also increased by four percent to 189,150.

The 416,000 tonnes of paper rolls handled in the first half of 2018 lead us to expect a new record by the end of the year. In 2017 a total of 706,000 tonnes of paper rolls were handled.

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