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Only cruises record a significant rise

BREMEN/BREMERHAVEN. Due to the global economic slowdown and the economic impact of Russia’s war of aggression on Ukraine, the turnover figures for Bremen’s ports fell in 2022. According to provisional estimates from Bremen’s Senator for Science and Ports, it is anticipated that the handling of seaborne cargo in Bremen and Bremerhaven will be 64.5 million tonnes in 2022, representing a fall of 7.4 per cent. The total turnover for 2022 comprises the port handling facilities of the city of Bremen (12.2 million tonnes, down by 5.4 per cent) and Bremerhaven (52.4 million tonnes, down by 7.9 per cent). Vehicle handling turnover in 2022 is expected to be 1.6 million vehicles (down by 4.4 per cent). The impact of the war is particularly evident in bulk handling. Compared to 2019, figures for the trade with Russia in the first ten months of 2022 dropped from 650,000 to 101,000 tonnes of coal and 914,000 to 311,000 tonnes of mineral oil. A positive trend in Bremerhaven was recorded by the cruise industry. 110 ship clearances mean an increase of 190 per cent compared to 2021, which was still heavily impacted by the effects of COVID-19. With 232,000 passengers, this was virtually on a par with figures prior to the pandemic, meaning a rise of 346 per cent, compared to 2021. Final figures are due to be published in March.

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