The port of Rotterdam in the first half of the year is 2020 hard hit by the coronacrisis. For the transport of goods decreased by 9.1 per cent to 218,9 million tonnes, the Rotterdam port manager on Thursday announced.
in Particular, the supply of coal, iron ore, and petroleum products decreased, while the amount of biomass, and liquefied natural gas (lng) it has increased.
Haventopman Allard Castelein, despite the massive loss, not satisfied with the results. "On the positive side, in the second quarter, the realized transshipment volumes are less adverse extracted than was initially expected," said the CEO in an announcement.
in the second half of the year, the port of the first signs of recovery in the economy, allowing the supply chain, manufacturing, in Rotterdam, will not continue to decline. However, this will depend in particular on the question of whether there will be a second besmettingsgolf and the developments of the Brexit.
a full recovery to the level of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 will probably not be expected Castelein.