Volume stats show mixed fortunes for European dry bulk ports

By Wayne Yamada
Published: Thursday, 22 January 2015

Runcorn and Riga saw a rise in soda ash and fertiliser imports last year, while Rotterdam recorded a slight fall in overall dry bulk volumes, suggesting Europe’s raw material demand is still patchy.

Full year 2014 dry bulk figures released by a number of European ports this weak painted a mixed picture of mineral demand in the region.

The Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, one of Europe’s largest dry bulk ports, reported a slight dip...

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