February 1 - In 2009, Seaports of Niedersachsen handled 52,420 million tonnes of cargo and despite falling volumes in certain sectors, managing director Andreas Bullwinkel said that the group remains cautiously optimistic in regards to expectations for 20

Cargo throughput at the port of Brake decreased 18.5 percent over the previous year, but the port is confident that shipments for the wind energy sector will continue to grow as they did in 2009 by 35.5 percent - 58,259 tonnes compared to 42,973 tonnes in 2008.

In Cuxhaven, general cargo declined by 11 percent (1,373 million tonnes in 2009 compared to 1,546 million tonnes in 2008).