Hamburg - The Port of Hamburg saw a 7.5 percent decline in total cargo throughput. Total throughput dropped to 32.7 million tons from 35.4 last year. Total throughput covers general cargo throughput (22.7 million tons, down 1.8 percent from last year) and bulk cargo throughput (10 million tons, down 18.2 percent).
Conventional general cargo throughput rose by 14.3 percent to 370,000 tons. Container handling in the first quarter of 2018 remained stable at 2.2 million TEU (down 1.9 percent).