Waterside cargo handling will increase in January 2021
A total of 673,547 tons of goods were handled in the Mannheim ports in January, 5.79 percent more than in January 2020 (636,693 tons).
A particularly high increase was recorded in the agricultural, forestry and other product categories. Throughput in this class of goods rose from 16,993 tons to 20,831 tons (+22.59 percent). The second strongest increase was recorded in the chemical products area with an increase of 13,822 tons (+21.59 percent). The goods classes solid mineral fuels (+21.4 percent), ores and metal waste (+12.60 percent), as well as vehicles, machines, other semi-finished and finished goods, special transport goods (+7.76 percent) also achieved growth. Crude oil, mineral oil, mineral products, gases (-31.84 percent), iron, steel and non-ferrous metals -19.59 percent), as well as other food and animal feed (-2.14 percent) fell.
The tonnage of waterside container traffic fell by 574 tonnes from 73,202 tonnes to 72,628 tonnes (-0.78 percent). In relation to 20-foot containers, throughput grew by 8.82 percent, from 6,551 TEU in 2020 to 7,129 TEU in 2021.
The average water level in January at Mannheim level was 2.86 meters and thus 0.68 meters above the average level in January of the previous year of 2.18 meters. Goods were handled by a total of 617 ships. This is 20 ships less than last year.