The growth in breakbulk transhipment, excluding Ro-Ro, was driven by the import of additional cargo packages and increased by 187,000 tonnes to 6.55 million tonnes. Export remained virtually unchanged.
In addition, Ro-Ro has also shown an increase, which ultimately led to a total of 24.25 million tonnes. Regarding Roll On/Roll Off transport, this applies not only on routes to the UK. For example, this year the English shipping company Mann Lines has included Rotterdam as a port of call in the North-West Europe route.
Moreover, rhe roll on/roll off carrier ML Freyja measures 191.4 metres. Because of the 7-metre-high main deck, it is suitable for many types of breakbulk cargo, ranging from trucks and trailers to project cargo, tank containers, tractors, buses and yachts. The vessel's route starts in Turku and proceeds from Finland to Bremerhaven and Harwich before entering Rotterdam.
The journey then continues to Cuxhaven and Estonian Paldiski, after which it ends in Turku again. Rail and road transport is provided via Paldiski to Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia) for containers, Ro-Ro and project cargo.