Port of Rotterdam’s liquid bulk throughput fell by 0.4 percent to 160 million tonnes in the first nine months of this year.
The volume of crude oil handled in the port saw a 1.6 percent decrease. While the refineries’ margins are still positive, they are smaller than last year, the port said. The throughput of mineral oil products was virtually unchanged – up just 0.2 percent. While the port handled a lower volume of Russian fuel oil, it did put through more diesel fuel, naphtha, kerosene and gasoline.
Nine months into the year, the volume of LNG put through Rotterdam was 23.9 percent lower than the level recorded in 2015. The decrease in this sector was mainly attributed to poorer conditions in the re-export market. Other liquid bulk saw a combined increase of 3.6 percent.

2nd November 2016