The handling volumes of Lübecker Hafen-Gesellschaft (LHG) were just over two percent below the previous year’s figure at just under 21,840 million tons.
The volume increase in the past four months in particular contributed to minimise the decline.
Automotive business was 20% higher.
Most areas, including the high-volume roro handling, were in decline.
Forest products fell by 7.5 percent for structural reasons.
LHG is preparing Skandinavienkai in Travemünde with an additional area of around 60,000m2 and a 10,000m2 multi-purpose hall for the forest industry. First customer will be Stora Enso.
The terminal will be ready at the end of the year, when Wallenius SOL starts to call with the new roro ships.