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Number of 20-foot containers passing through the ports in the European union:

The average for 2018 based on 21 countries was 4954369.1 containers.The highest value was in Germany: 19597632 containers and the lowest value was in Bulgaria: 217200 containers. The indicator is available from 2000 to 2018. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: containers; Source: Containerisation International
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Definition: Port container traffic measures the flow of containers from land to sea transport modes., and vice versa, in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a standard-size container. Data refer to coastal shipping as well as international journeys. Transshipment traffic is counted as two lifts at the intermediate port (once to off-load and again as an outbound lift) and includes empty units.
Port traffic around the world
Port traffic in Europe
Port traffic in Asia
Port traffic in Africa
Port traffic in North America
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