In total, Europe's biggest dry port took care of 31mt in the reported period, a decrease of 4.9% year-on-year."Global economic activity is slowing down. The IMF [International Monetary Fund] expects that in 2019, the global GDP will be almost half of the 2010 figure. For example, incoming orders for the export-dependent German industry dropped by 8.6 percent in May 2019 compared to the previous year. After years of continuous growth, duisport now operates in an increasingly difficult environment," the port said in a press release.