The good start to the year in the field of general cargo and dry bulk traffic announce for the first half up by 10% a tonnage of 23 Mt, a lead of more than 2 million tonnes from the same period of 2013.
The ferry traffic is up 14%, with a tonnage of 6.70 million tonnes, compared to last year. The number of trucks and trailers is up 17% with 278,000 freight units. Passengers and cars were up 6% and 4% (1,013,000 passengers and 262,000 vehicles).
The number of containers was 154,000 TEUs, an increase of 17%. The mineral trafficking carries a good first half with a 20% increase (6.70 Mt). Coal traffic has a tonnage of 2.08 Mt, down 27%. Grain exports are already rising at the end of June to 1.33 Mt, an increase of 185%. On the crop year, which runs from June 2013 to June 2014, the tonnage exported via Dunkirk totaled 2.408 million tons, setting a record high. The “small” dry bulk were up 9% to 1.38 Mt petroleum products were down 8% to 2.52 Mt and other liquid bulk decreased by 12% to 340 Kt. Overall, liquid bulk were down 8% to 2.86 Mt
Source: Dunkirk Port Newsletter