February 7 - Project cargo, especially the consignment of alternative and wind energy components, played their part in positive throughput at Germany's Seaports of Niedersachsen in 2011.

At the port of Brake, Bullish project cargo activity saw 39,251 tonnes handled in 2011, an increase of 42 percent on 2010's 27,727 tonnes.

The port of Nordenham saw more than a doubling of 2010's 5,962 tonnes to see 13,033 tonnes in 2011 while project cargo, especially wind energy components, were significant at Emden.

The Seaports of Niedersachsen represents the nine Lower Saxon seaports on the rivers Elbe, Weser, Jade and Ems which form one of the most significant German cargo hubs. The ports will be represented at the HUSUM WindEnergy exhibition in June 2012 to promote its wind energy components traffic.

The Seaports of Niedersachsen comprise Brake, Cuxhaven, Emden, Leer, Nordenham, Oldenburg, Papenburg, Stade and Wilhelmshaven.