With 11.81mt (+0.8% year-on-year) going over the quays, wheeled cargo (ro-ro) traffic accounted for nearly all the freight activity at the Swedish seaport.
A total of 802,376 (+0.8% yoy) trucks, trailers, and railcars were brought on-board ferries to and from Trelleborg.
At the same time, passenger traffic decreased by 31.6% yoy, down to 1,241,299 travellers. Fewer private vehicles were brought along, too, a 42.3% yoy drop to 234,860 units.
"The reason for our increased freight volumes is primarily the growing need for fast transports, thanks to the sharp rise of e-commerce. At the same time, construction work is accelerating in the wake of the pandemic and a large part of the material comes from the continent, transported via Trelleborg. When a large part of Europe closed down border crossings on land, our import and export of goods going by sea could continue to operate," Jörgen Nilsson, CEO, the Port of Trelleborg, commented.