Port of Antwerp-Bruges recorded a 61.3% spike in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and 30% growth in liquid petroleum gas (LPG) in 2022.
The sharp uptick in LNG business came as Europe scrambled for alternatives to natural gas via pipelines from Russia.
The war in Ukraine, Russian sanctions and the energy crisis greatly changed the energy landscape and flows in Europe, which translated into strong growth in bulk cargo too (up 13.8%).
Their strong performances helped cushion broader revenue blows as container throughput fell 8.6% in tonnes, and 5.2% in TEUs.
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