Top EU container port regions (2007-2016): the rise of South Europe
Between 2007 and 2016, the total container throughput in the EU increased by 13.9%. Grouping seaports together in multiple-port regions gives a good overview of the container port handling hotspots in Europe.
The PortGraphic by Dr. Theo Notteboom that was published on porteconomics.eu shows the top EU container port regions between pre-crisis year 2007 and 2016. The PortGraphic is accompanied by eight observations:
- The Rhine-Scheldt Delta is, more than ever, the stronghold of the Hamburg-Le Havre range;
- North-German port system back at pre-crisis volumes, but not more than that;
- Seine Estuary below 2007 volume, but stable volume share in past few years;
- Southern European ports are on the rise;
- Strong growth differences between Europe’s ‘pure’ transhipment hubs in the West Med;
- Revival of the UK Southeast coast?;
- Gdansk bay as star region in the Baltic/Scandinavia;
- No revival (yet) of the EU Black Sea port.
The complete analysis of Dr. Theo Notteboom can be found here (PortEconomics).