The key Belgian port of Antwerp-Bruges saw LNG and bulk cargo volumes grow last year as a result of the war in Ukraine.

The port company said it managed to hold its own in a year full of geopolitical challenges that saw overall throughput down 0.7% to 286.9m tonnes.

Pressure was felt in the container ship sector as delays and congestion affected box numbers.

The conflict in Ukraine caused a decrease in Russia-related traffic by 59%.