Out of these, 5.5m were taken care of in hinterland traffic (-5.2% year-on-year), including 2.77m by truck (-5.2% yoy), 2.58m by train (-4.4% yoy), and 145.1k by barge (+/-0% yoy).
In total, the Port of Hamburg turned some 126.3mt over, down by 7.5% on the 2019 result.
The handling of general cargo amounted to 87.8mt (-7.9% yoy), followed by 38.5mt (-6.8% yoy) of bulk goods (incl. 7.5mt of agribulk, +19% yoy; 11.6mt of liquids, -7.9% yoy; and 19.4mt of other dry bulk, -13.4% yoy).
Traffic was split between 70.1mt of imports (-10.6% yoy) and 56.1mt of exports (-3.6% yoy).
"The first six months were notable for reduced activity in many areas of the economy, weaker consumer demand, and a reduction in liner service sailings. In Hamburg, this caused a double-digit downturn in throughput. We are delighted that the second half brought a turnaround, with the total throughput in 2020 showing only a single-digit minus," Axel Mattern, Joint CEO, the Port of Hamburg Marketing, explained.