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Bulk contributes to Dunkirk growth

The port of Dunkirk has reported strong growth in H1 2014, with several bulk cargoes contributing significant increases.
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Grain exports reached 1.33 Mt at the end of June, up 185%. During the grain campaign from June 2013 to June 2014, the volume exported via Dunkirk was 2,408,000t, setting an all-time record.

Ore traffic also performed well during the half-year, with a rise of 20% to 6.7 Mt. “Small” bulk solids were up 9% at 1.38 Mt.

However, the volume of coal handled was down 27% at 2.08 Mt.

The number of containers recorded was 154,000 TEU, an increase of 17%, while ro-ro traffic rose 14% to 6.70 Mt, compared with the same period last year.

Petroleum products fell by 8% to 2.52 Mt and other bulk liquids were down 12% at 340 Kt. Overall, bulk liquids posted a drop of 8% to 2.86 Mt.

Overall the port saw a10% upturn in traffic for the first six months with a volume of 23 Mt, more than 2 Mt higher than during the same period in 2013.


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