Port of Rotterdam: No growth in 2013
The Port of Rotterdam, a major economic driver for the Netherlands, had no growth this year.
For the first time in four years, the transshipment of goods has not increased. In 2013, the throughput is estimated at 442 million tonnes, the same amount as in 2012, Nos reports.
The throughput of crude oil was clearly lower than in 2012, mainly due to the weak market for fuels in Europe and maintenance stops at the refineries, the Port of Rotterdam said in a statement.