Cargo handling in Klaipėda Port in January – June of 2010

2010 08 06
During seven month of this year the cargo handling in KlaipėdaPort increased by 13,2 percent. The turnover of dry / bulk cargo increased nearly by the third part, the turnover of general cargo, particularly ro – ro cargo, with consumer goods making the major part, increased as well.
This year the tendency of increased cargo volumes transported (calculating both in tons and in units) by sea ferries has been observed in the Port. The volume of Ro – Ro cargo handled in July of this year reached up to 355,4 thousand tons or more by 32,3 percent if to compare with July of 2009.
The record handling increase was reached calculating Ro-Ro cargo in units. Totally 22 509 units of wheel mechanisms were handled and this number exceeded the index of the previous year by 32,9 percent. This index is the highest one not only since the beginning of the year, but since 2009 as well.
KlaipėdaPort has been improving the rate of containerised cargo handling of 2009. 23 158 TEU of containerised cargo, i.e. more by 12,5 percent than in July of the last year, was handled in July of this year.
Totally 17,4 million tons of sea cargo were handled in the Port in January – July of 2010, and this is more by 13,2percent than during the corresponding period of 2009. Such result was mostly determined by the increased handling of natural and chemical fertilizers (+1 447,9 thousand tons), Ro-Ro cargo (+637,8 thousand t),containerised cargo (+447,9 thousand tons), minerals and construction materials (+166,6 thousand tons).
According to cargo groups the handling of dry and bulk cargo increased mostly (28,7 percent),  totally 6 565,9thousand tons (37,8 percent of the total cargo handling of the Port) were handled. The handling of general cargo jumped up by 28,3 percent, the cargo volume in this group was 5 406,6 thousand tons (31,0 percent.). The handling of liquid cargo dropped down by 13,0 percent, in total
5 444,9 thousand tons (31,2 proc.) were handled.
In July of this year 2 402,6 thousand tons of cargo were handled in Klaipeda Port and it wasmore by 5,7 percent than in the same month of the previous year.
Cargo handling in July of 2009 and 2010, in tons
Cargo
Volumes
Change in percent
07 of 2009
07 of 2010
Totally
2 274 054,5
2 402 641,0
+5,7
Dry and bulk cargo
755 967,1
973 106,6
+28,7
General cargo
626 332,4
770 595,3
+23,0
Liquid cargo
891 755,0
658 939,1
-26,1
Containerised cargo (TEU)
20 586
23 158
+12,5
Ro-ro cargo (units)
16 941
22 509
+32,9
Ships
591
538
-9,0
Passengers, including
40 679
47 123
+15,8
Cruise ships passengers
6 700
7 737
+15,5
Būtingės Terminal
804 037,8
798 890,5
-0,6