2011 in figures

2011 was a good year for the port of Antwerp. A total of 187,151,714 tonnes of freight was loaded and unloaded, 5% more than in 2010.

Container freight accounted for the largest proportion, rising by 2.5% in 2011 to 105,109,107 tonnes. In terms of volume it expanded by 2.3% to 8,664,243 TEU, an all-time record.
Ro/ro for its part also made significant progress, expanding by 14.0% to 4,244,410 tonnes.

Conventional breakbulk expanded by 14.1% to 12,695,805% on a year-on-year basis, but despite this it remained 25% below the 2008 level. The dip in volumes suffered by steel products, wood cellulose and paper in 2009 was only partly made up in 2010 and 2011, demonstrating that these categories have greater difficulty in recovering from recession.
The volume of bulk cargo handled rose by 7.1%, thanks mainly to the increased volume of liquid bulk (up 12.2%) and petroleum derivatives (up 19.6%). This made up for the decline of 3.5% in dry bulk, as lower volumes were recorded for ore (down 13.6%), scrap metal (down 17.3%) and fertilisers (down 5.1%). On the other hand there were larger volumes of coal (up 4.4%), gravel (up 8.8%) and cement (up 2.8%).

The number of seagoing ships calling at Antwerp rose yet again: 15,240 vessels visited the port in 2011, an increase of 3.1%.  The gross tonnage for its part increased by 9.0% to 316,428,860 GT.

 

 

Freight volumes in 2011

TONNES

2009

2010

2011

2010-
2011%

Containers

87,247,745

102,539,658

105,109,107

2.5%

Ro/ro (excl. containers)

3,203,223

3,724,781

4,244,410

14.0%

Conventional/breakbulk

10,449,980

11,128,334

12,695,805

14.1%

TOTAL BREAKBULK

100,900,948

117,392,773

122,049,322

4.0%

Dry bulk

17,383,826

19,779,538

19,086,260

-3.5%

Liquid bulk

39,521,655

40,995,692

46,016,132

12.2%

TOTA BULK

56,905,481

60,775,230

65,102,392

7.1%

TOTAL FREIGHT VOLUME

157,806,429

178,168,003

187,151,714

5.0%

CONTAINER VOLUME IN TEU

7,309,639

8,468,475

8,664,243

2.3%