Higher bulk cargo throughput and strong growth in rail and inland waterway seaport-hinterland traffic – downturn in container handling. In 2015 seaborne cargo throughput in the Port of Hamburg was 5.4 percent lower at 137.8 million tons. In Hamburg as a universal port, growth in bulk cargo throughput was maintained in 2015. In this important handling segment, total volume of 45.5 million tons represented growth of 5.8 percent on the previous year. In 2015 container handling at 8.8 million TEU (20-ft standard containers) did not reach the previous year’s total, falling 9.3 percent and significantly lower.
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