Poland's Gdansk port records highest freight handling increase in EU: Eurostat

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  • Wednesday, 06 Dec 2023

WARSAW, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Port of Gdansk, located on the Baltic Sea coast in northern Poland, recorded the highest increase in seaborne freight handling among all European docks in 2022, Eurostat reported on Tuesday.

The total gross weight of seaborne freight handled in Gdansk in 2022 totaled 63.1 million tonnes, with an increase of over 40 percent, compared with 45 million tonnes in 2021, according to the European Union (EU)'s statistical office.

Eurostat also reported that in 2022, the total gross weight of seaborne freight handled in all EU ports was estimated at 3.48 billion tonnes, marking an increase of 0.8 percent compared with 2021.

Rotterdam in the Netherlands with 427 million tonnes handled, Antwerp-Bruges in Belgium with 254 million tonnes, and Hamburg in Germany with 103 million tonnes, all located on the North Sea coast, maintained their positions as the EU's top three ports in 2022, it said.

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