3.9 billion tonnes of seaborne goods handled by EU

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The FINANCIAL — In 2016, the total gross weight of goods handled in European Union ports (inward and outward) was estimated to be 3.9 billion tonnes.

The Netherlands reported the largest volumes of seaborne freight handling in Europe (589 million tonnes) followed by the United Kingdom (484 million tonnes), Italy (462 million tonnes) and Spain (451 million tonnes).

These four countries accounted for more than half (51 %) of the total gross weight of seaborne goods handled in EU ports.


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