The two German ports in Bremen and Bremerhaven took care of over 9.3mt (+0.4% year-on-year) of exports and nearly 8.9mt (-1.1% yoy) of imports in the reported period.
With 16.36mt (+2.7% yoy) general cargo accounted for 90% of all freight traffic. Out of this figure containerised goods rose by 2.4% yoy to 14.35mt. However, container traffic lost 3.2% yoy to altogether 1,345,482 TEUs handled over 2018's first quarter.
A total of 539,772 vehicles were handled, too, more by 1.8% yoy.
Bremenports' dry bulk throughput contracted by 19.9% yoy down to 1.62mt.
Handlings of liquids decreased by 29.7% yoy to 206kt of oil products.