The Port of Antwerp handled 184,134,516 tonnes of freight in 2012, recording a 1.6 per cent fall compared with 187.2m tonnes in 2011.
However, the definitive figures show a slight improvement compared to the provisional results presented in December.
The container freight volumes in Antwerp remained relatively flat at 8,635,169 TEU (down 0.3 per cent year-on-year). Expressed in tonnes, the fall amounted to 1.0 per cent, to 104,060,119 tonnes. The ro/ro volume for its part rose by 13.0 per cent, to 4,797,360 tonnes.