The Port of Amsterdam reports that it saw continued strong performance during 2008, with coal volumes reaching 17.3 mt, a slight increase from the 17.2 mt handled the previous year. While this could be viewed as a minor growth, it is good news for the port at a time when others in the Hamburg-Le Havre range are reporting a fall in volume throughput due to the recession.
Lex de Ridder, Port of Amsterdam’s unit manager, bulk & industry, reports that throughput volumes for dry bulk at the port for the first two months of 2009 also looked good, with coal being the main driver in this sector.
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St Petersburg-based Ultramar is planning to build a logistics hub on the Russian Baltic coast, which will include dedicated terminals to handle and store up to 15 Mtpa of mineral fertilisers and metals.