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  • Review of cargo handling in Klaipėda and other eastern coast Baltic sea ports January – August of 2012
  • Review of cargo handling in Klaipėda and other eastern coast Baltic sea ports January – August of 2012

    2012 10 01
    Review of cargo handling in Klaipėda and other eastern coast Baltic sea ports January – August of 2012

    REVIEW OF CARGO HANDLING IN KLAIPĖDA, BŪTINGĖS TERMINAL AND OTHER EASTERN COAST BALTIC SEA PORTS


    January – August 2012


    In January – August 2012 28.1 m t of seaborne cargoes was handled in Klaipėda Port and Būtingės terminal, the overall change made -7.4 , in comparison to the corresponding period in 2011. In January –August 2012 in Klaipėda Port it was handled 23.0 m t, the change was -6.2% or -1.5 m t, and in Būtingės terminal it was handled 5.1 m t, the change was -12.2 % or -0.7 m t.

    In January – August 2012 in comparison to the corresponding period in 2011 handling of raw and processed minerals, construction materials (+277.3 thou. t) and ore (+251.9 thou. t) increased.

    The most considerable drop down in January – August 2012 in comparison to the corresponding period in 2011 occurred due to decreased bulk natural and chemical fertilizers (-1 004.6 thou. t), oil products (-784.9 thou. t) and crude oil (-711.7 thou. t) handling.

    According to cargo groups, the volume of liquid cargoes decreased by 11.2 % and made 11 774.5 thou. t (43.7 % of overall Port handling). Dry and bulk cargoes handling decreased by 6.1 % , the handling volume of this cargo group made 9 015.6 thou. t (32,2 % of the overall Port handling turnover). General cargos decreased by 2.2 %, the overall handling turnover of this cargo group made 7286.1 thou. t (24,1 % of the overall Port handling turnover).

    4 526 ships were reported to call Klaipėda Port and Būtingės terminal within the period of January – August 2012, 51 of the ships moored at Būtingės terminal (-13,6 % or less by 8 ships in comparison to the corresponding period in 2011). 3 222 international ships (-8 ships or -0.2 %, in comparison to January – August of 2011) and 1 253 local ships (in January – August of 2011 the number was the same) were reported to call Klaipėda Port. Throughout January – August of 2012 the number of ships calling Klaipėda Port was 4 475, i.e. more by 8 ships than during the corresponding period in 2011. The number of passengers calling Klaipėda Port during the analysed period was 247 922, i.e. more by 8.9 % or 20 190 passengers in comparison to the corresponding period in 2011. The number of cruise ship passengers in January – August 2012 made 23 289, i.e. +28.9 % or +5 220, in comparison to January – August of 2011.

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    Information updated 2012-10-29