Eurostat: in 2022, transshipments at the port of Gdansk increased by 40 per cent compared to the previous year

The port of Gdansk handled 40 per cent more goods in 2022 than in the previous year, according to data published on Tuesday by the European Statistical Office (Eurostat). This is the largest increase among all European ports.

According to Eurostat, 45 million tonnes of cargo were handled in Gdansk in 2021. Whereas in 2022. – 63.1 million tonnes. Gdansk has thus overtaken Bremerhaven (42.7 million tonnes) and Barcelona (57.4 million tonnes), among others, and approached Marseille (66.9 million tonnes).

The total gross weight of seaborne cargo handled at all EU ports in 2022 is estimated at 3.48 billion tonnes, an increase of 0.8 per cent compared to 2021. (3.45 billion tonnes).

The Netherlands remains the maritime transport hub of the EU. Its ports of Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Zeeland handled 565 million tonnes of goods (+9 million tonnes compared to 2021), accounting for 16 per cent of the total volume of seaborne goods handled in the EU last year.

Europe’s three largest ports are still Rotterdam in the Netherlands (427 million tonnes), Antwerp-Brussels in Belgium (254 million) and Hamburg in Germany (103 million). All are located on the North Sea coast.



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