The intra-European container traffic in Northern Europe, which amounted to around 9 million TEU last year, will continue to increase. Most growth is expected in the Baltic region. The Dutch consultancy Dynamar predicts that around 9.7 million containers will be transported (+7.8%) by 2015 (excluding the Mediterranean Sea).
England and Ireland receive services from 21 container shipping companies, accounting for 14% of the total intra-European capacity. The Baltic region accounts for 31% while North-western Europe, as the most central region with the largest container ports, takes 46% of the pie.