Fos deep sea traffic continues rise in down year
Container throughput at the French cargo port Marseilles Fos increased 4 percent in the first eight months of the year to 583,779 TEUs.
'While a slump in intra-Mediterranean trades saw box volumes via the Marseilles eastern harbor drop by a third, the deep sea Fos terminal saw a 23 percent rise in traffic to 458,219 TEUs.'
Container tonnage rose 3 percent to 5.75 million tons, while general cargo was down 8 percent to 9.52 million tons. Roll-on/roll-off volumes fell 9 percent to 2.73 million tons.