September 1, 2016, under the influence of coal and iron ore throughput fell, the port of Rotterdam to complete cargo throughput fell 1.9% year-on-year, while the recorded data for rose 5.4% last year. To Rotterdam port authority chief executive Allard Castelein said: "the port handling each type of commodity has its dynamics, the fell 1.9% as a result of the combined action of each commodity. Throughout the year 2016, we hope we can reach Rotterdam port cargo throughput of the previous record set in 2015. However, the port throughput does not reflect all of the content. For example, the current offshore companies face a greater downward pressure, has emerged some local enterprises are large-scale layoffs." It is understood that in 2015 the port of Rotterdam to complete cargo throughput of 466 million tons, up 4.9% from a year earlier.
Liquid bulk, the port of Rotterdam in the third quarter of 2016 years ago the total liquid bulk cargo throughput of 160 million tons, down 0.4% from a year earlier. Among them, the crude oil fell 1.6% year-on-year, the local refineries is still in the range of profit, but its size relative to reduce; Refined oil products rose 0.2% year-on-year, but Russia's fuel oil throughput is obviously reduced; The influence of the export market is relatively weak, LNG throughput down 23.9% compared with data recorded in 2015; Other liquid bulk cargo throughput up 3.6% from a year earlier.
Dry bulk, 1 to September 2016, Rotterdam complete dry bulk cargo throughput of 60.3 million tons, down 7.8% year-on-year. Including iron ore and metal products fell by 8.5%, mainly because of China's steel dumping steel industry growth in Germany, and Dillingen and Voest Alpine local blast furnace temporarily shut down for maintenance; And due to the growth of the wind and solar power demand of coal-fired power plants, coal throughput fell 10.3% year-on-year, the phenomenon is in line with expectations, and adjacent port also appear similar problem.
Container and breakbulk, compared with last year, for the first nine months of this year with a container throughput of 9.3 million TEU amounted to about 94.8 million tons, in TEU year-on-year growth of 0.4%, with tons of year-on-year growth of 1.2%. Although in the first five months of this year the phenomenon of container throughput fell, but since June, container throughput has improved markedly, and the trend is expected to continue into the fourth quarter of this year. In addition, the new alliance airline's operations, is conducive to the further development of port of Rotterdam Maasvlakte 2 terminal. Because of Korea into the filed for bankruptcy protection is expected to cause the loss of the port of Rotterdam is about 30000 TEU. However other liner companies take over the charge of hanjin agent, means that the loss is only temporary.
So far, the UK out of Europe has yet to affect the effect of rolling cargo port throughput, this year in September 1 to Rotterdam port ro-ro cargo than the same period in 2015 increased by 1.1%. At the same time, have a ro-ro cargo business statement would add to the British and Portuguese and Spanish airline service. Other groceries fell 2.0% year-on-year.