February 15 - Whilst 2016 saw the Port of Hamburg achieve a turnaround in seaborne cargo throughput, reaching a total 138.2 million tonnes in the general and bulk cargo segments, throughput of non-containerised general cargoes hit 1.5 million tonnes, 11.0

Conventional cargoes including large machinery were unable to offset downturns for paper, wood, metal and vehicles.

After an initially modest start at the beginning of the year, container throughput picked up during the second half, achieving a 1.0 percent advance over the 12 months to 8.9 million teu.

On the other side of the Atlantic, it was another record year for the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore's public marine terminals, setting records with key targeted commodities. 

For the first time in its history, the port surpassed 10 million tonnes of general cargo handled at its public terminals (including automobiles, containers, farm and construction equipment, forest products).