OLDENBURG. The first half of 2020 saw an an eleven percent decline in maritime traffic for Lower Saxony’s nine seaports. The port group handled a total of 24 million tonnes. But the pandemic did not affect all the ports adversely. There were positive developments in Papenburg and Oldenburg and also in Stade, where a stable half-year result was achieved with 3.36 million tonnes. There was an increase of eleven percent compared to 3.03 million tonnes in the same period of the previous year.
WILHELMSHAVEN, OLDENBURG, ELSFLETH. “Lost freight poses a high risk for the environment,” says Professor Christian Denker of Jade University’s Department of Maritime Studies and Logistics in Elsfleth.