February 4 - Cuxhaven, Germany headquartered port services provider Cuxport handled approximately 1.6 million tonnes of cargo over the course of 2012.

According to Cuxport, it enjoyed particularly high growth rates in its automobile logistics operations. It also recorded good growth rates in its project logistics business - particularly in the wind power market segment.

Cuxport loaded 30 monopiles and 180 tower segments for wind farm installations in 2012, and transhipped a number of rotor blades for onshore wind parks. Cuxport also provided support services with maritime cable logistics for Germany based Offshore Marine Management - which included handling 280 tonnes of communications cables for the HelWin 1 offshore transformer platform.

Cuxport also signed a reservation agreement with E.ON where the terminal will act as a base for the installation phase of the Amrunbank offshore wind park.