Steady growth in Antwerp freight volume

The volume of shipping cargo handled in the port of Antwerp during the first quarter of 2005 amounted to 39,239,923 tonnes. This represents an increase of 4.8% compared with the 37,452,879 tonnes handled during the same period in 2004. On the import side there was a rise of 7.3%, while exports were up by 1.7%.