Sea transport

Sea Transport - update

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Sea Transport - update

Every year, around 25,000 sea ships arrive in our country, with a little more departing. The total weight of cargoes is approximately 118 millions of tons. In terms of unloading, the weight is even higher and amounts to some 140 millions of tons. These tonnages are significantly higher than those registered at the turn of the century. However, the number of arriving and departing ships is lower than then, which indicates that ships tend to carry heavier cargoes. 

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Sea transport (1997-2017)

Sea transport (1997-2017) 1997 2007 2010 2015 2016 2017
Arriving ships (a) 32.248 34.043 28.812 24.806 25.886 25.172
Departing ships (a) 30.291 35.080 29.640 25.770 26.496 26.138
Cargo loaded (x 1,000 t) 61.856 102.365 100.794 112.468 114.886 117.801
Cargo unloaded (x 1,000 t) 100.208 134.327 125.561 128.715 138.658 140.027
Disembarked passengers (x 1,000)(b) 925 378 300 177 167 159
Embarked passengers (x 1,000)(b) 1.021 381 310 176 169 161
(a) Including extra-Community transit.
(b) Excluding cruise passengers
Source: Statbel (Directorate-general Statistics - Statistics Belgium)
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De zeevaartstatistieken geven een beeld van de evolutie van het aantal zeeschepen, de tonnenmaat en het scheepstype, het aantal en gewicht van de goederen, het vrachttype, het continent van lading of lossing, het aantal passagiers…

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