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Looking at EU maritime freight transport countries and ports

Looking at EU maritime freight transport countries and ports

Here at EMODnet Human Activities, we have just updated our ports traffic data. We thought it was a good time to take a look at recent statistics concerning EU maritime freight transport. The Netherlands, which overtook the United Kingdom in 2010 as the largest EU maritime freight transport country, has reported the largest volumes of seaborne freight handling in Europe every year since then. According to Eurostat, the volume of seaborne goods handled in Dutch ports (594 million … Read entire article »

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What dredging data is available on EMODnet?

What dredging data is available on EMODnet?

The dredging activities data was recently updated on the EMODnet Human Activities portal, but what data is made available and how does the activity differ from marine aggregate extraction? Dredging can be defined as the operation of removing material from the bottom of the water environment and relocating it in another place. Although dredging is carried out for many different purposes, its main objectives are usually: to maintain the required nautical and/or hydrological depths of water to assure navigation in … Read entire article »

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