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Waterways show rise in cargo

The inland waterway system in Flanders has again shown an increase in annual cargo tonnages, Gilbert Bossuyt, Flemish Minister for Transport, has announced.


Cargo tonnages in 2003 had risen 2.28% on the previous year to a new record figure of 4.5 billion ton/ kilometers, he said. Container traffic showed an increase of over 18% to more than 300,000 units, the minister noted. In the last five years, total freight on Flemish waterways had increased by 15 million tons overall.

"The growth of goods transport by inland waterway has an important impact on mobility and traffic safety," he said. "In fact, the smallest inland waterway vessel is the equivalent of some 30 trucks."



 

Reported by
FIT
12 May 2004

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