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Shipping Information | TOP10 Busiest Container Ports in Europe in 2022 Announced!

Lian so freight.com 2023-06-15 11:17:56

Recently, Container News compiled container traffic data in 2022 and listed the top ten busiest container ports in Europe last year.


NO.1, Rotterdam Port, Netherlands





The Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands (Rotterdam) continues to maintain its position as the largest container port in Europe, with a throughput of 14.4 million TEU in 2022, a year-on-year decrease of 5.5%;


Meanwhile, the Port of Rotterdam's financial performance improved, with revenue up 6.9% year-on-year to 6 million and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) up 6.1% year-on-year to 6 million, but net income remained unchanged, for 2.3 million.


NO.2, Antwerp-Bruges Port, Belgium





In second place is the Port of Antwerp-Bruges, Belgium, with a container throughput of 13.5 million TEUs in 2022, a year-on-year decrease of 5.2%;


It is worth noting that the two ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge in Belgium will be merged in April 2022, and the Port of Antwerp-Bruges will officially start operations.


NO.3, Port of Hamburg, Germany





The German port of Hamburg (Hamburg) ranked third with a container throughput of 8.3 million TEU, and its annual throughput fell by 5.1% year-on-year.


The gap between imports and exports in the Port of Hamburg is relatively small. Imported TEUs were 4.2 million and exported TEUs were 4.1 million, a year-on-year decrease of 6.1% and 4.1% respectively.


It is also worth noting that the Port of Hamburg recently reached a definitive agreement with COSCO to acquire a minority stake in Forte Container Terminals Ltd (CTT), which has raised some concerns in the German government about China's interest in the country's ports. Concerns about industry impact.


NO.4, Port of Valencia, Spain





Ranked fourth is the Spanish port of Valencia (Valencia). In 2022, Valencia handled a total of 5.1 million TEUs, a year-on-year decrease of 9.4%.


NO.5, Port of Piraeus, Greece





Greece's Piraeus port handled 5 million TEUs in 2022, down 6% year-on-year, but retained its fifth position among European container ports.


On the other hand, the Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) improved its financial performance last year, with its turnover rising by 26.2 percent to 8 million.


Notably, back in 2016, COSCO acquired a majority stake in the Greek port, which has seen tremendous growth in recent years.


NO.6, Port of Algeciras, Spain





In sixth place is the Spanish port of Algeciras.


In 2022, the Port of Algeciras handled 4.8 million TEUs, a slight decrease of 0.8% compared to the previous year's throughput


NO.7, Bremerhaven, Germany





Germany's Bremerhaven (Bremerhaven) dropped to seventh place in last year's container throughput, which dropped by 8.9%.


Bremerhaven will handle 4.6 million TEU in 2022.


NO.8, Port of Barcelona, ​​Spain





The Spanish port of Barcelona (Barcelona) ranked eighth.


In 2022, the Port of Barcelona handled 3.5 million TEUs. Compared with 2021, the port of Barcelona's container throughput last year was relatively stable.


NO.9, Gioia Tauro Port, Italy





The Italian port of Gioia Tauro (Gioia Tauro) ranked ninth with a throughput of 3.4 million TEU.


The port of Gioia Tauro is also the first port on the list to achieve a year-on-year increase in containers, with a year-on-year increase of 7.1%.


NO.10, French Port Complex HAROPA Port





The French port complex HAROPA, which includes the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris, came in tenth.


A total of 3.1 million TEUs of cargo were handled in 2022, an increase of 1% year-on-year.