Rhine-Alpine News

duisport feels world-wide clouding of the economy

Photo: © duisport/Hans Blossey

Container throughput at duisport in the first six months of 2019 was 1.96 m TEU. A slight decrease was caused mainly by safety related limitations in Scandinavia. Containers are the most important segment within duisport, with a share of 55% (and rising) of the total throughput, which was decreasing by 5% to 31 m tons.

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Genova and its hinterland: Mr Rettighieri to be named special commissioner for “Terzo Valico”

The Italian Ministry of Transport and Regione Liguria officially proposed Mr Rettighieri to be named special commissioner for Terzo Valico, the rail node connecting Genova and Port of Genova with its hinterland. Within the main task of the commissioner will be coordination and speeding up of the works as well as deliberation of compensations to the territories involved by the infrastructure.

Mr Rettighieri is the President of COCIV, the General Contractor responsible for the design and construction of the high-speed railway line Milano – Genova, known as Terzo Valico, and has long experience and competence in the railway transport sector. Since February 2019, Rettighieri is also responsible for implementing the “Extraordinary program of urgent investments for the recovery and development of the port of Genova”.

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Best quarter ever for Port of Antwerp

Photo: © Port of Antwerp

The total freight volume handled by Port of Antwerp was up 0.7% during the first six months compared with the same period last year, itself already a record half.

After two absolute record months, April and May, with more than 1 million TEU, Port of Antwerp closed the second quarter with a strong month in June. Result: a record volume on a quarterly basis. The continued growth in the number of containers and the volume of dry bulk in particular compensated for the decline in other, more market-sensitive sectors such as liquid bulk and breakbulk. This was achieved despite the slow-down in European growth and uncertainty in the market. Greater transhipment continues to drive the Antwerp container business upwards.

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