Crude oil throughput at the Port of Rotterdam fell in 2016.
Throughput of crude fell by 1.2% to 101.9 million tonnes following a rise of 18% in 2015. Although refinery margins fell slightly, they remained buoyant whereby the level of crude oil input stayed at the upper end of the historical spectrum.
There was less fuel oil but more gas oil, diesel, kerosene, petrol and naphtha was handled.
Throughput of LNG dropped by 26.1% to 1.7 million tonnes following an increase of over 90% in 2015.
The port says the reason for this is that in 2016 the global market saw less arbitrage relating to LNG prices.
The other liquid bulk category rose by 1.5% to 31.2 million tonnes.
The port authority expects throughput volume in 2017 to remain at a comparable level to that of 2016.