On the other hand, Tyne’s 2016 freight traffic lost 26% year-on-year, totaling 3.7 mln tn.
Following a collapse in coal imports (down from 5.0 mln tn back in 2013, to zero in 2016), as well as a sharp reduction in imports of wood pellet (-63.6% yoy to 0.4 mln tn last year), the overall dry bulk and break-bulk handlings went down by 42.9% yoy to 2.0 mln tn.
On the other hand, Tyne’s container traffic advanced by 12.8% yoy to 53.0 thou. TEU. The number of handled vehicles rose as well – by 2.2% yoy to 594 thou. units.