In the first semester Zeebrugge registered a 12.5 % overall growth in comparison to the same period in 2018. A total cargo volume of 21,883,578 tonnes was handled.
The ro-ro traffic grew by 5 % in the first half of the year to a total volume of 8,404,658 tonnes. In anticipation of the first Brexit date (29 March) the UK markets were supplied in anticipation (volumes rose by 17.2%). In the second quarter the volume decreased by 6.8% in May and by 12.3% in June.
The roro traffics to Southern Europe increased substantially thanks to new services and economies of scale.
A total of 1,527,872 new cars were handled (+4.9%).