August 11 - In the first half of 2015, the nine seaports of Niedersachsen (Brake, Cuxhaven, Emden, Leer, Nordenham, Oldenburg, Papenburg, Stade and Wilhelmshaven) have seen a 13 percent increase in volumes from 22.85 million tonnes (January-June 2014) to

Handling of bulk cargoes - which includes project freight and rolling cargoes - increased in the first half of 2015 by 6 percent to a total of about 20.41 million tonnes.

Inke Onnen-Lübben, managing director of the port marketing company Seaports of Niedersachsen says there have been positive developments in bulk and value added cargoes, such as project loads.