Cargo handling in Klaipėda Port in January – August of 2010

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Cargo handling in Klaipėda Port in January – August of 2010
 
Cargo handling in KlaipėdaPort continues growing. On assessing the cargo turnover during eight month of this year annual cargo handling in KlaipėdaPort is likely to reach up to 30 million tons.
 
In the period of January – August of 2010 totally 19,9 million tons of cargo, i.e. more by 12,0 percent or by 2,1 million tons if to compare with the corresponding period of 2009, were handled in KlaipėdaPort. 
The largest increase according to volumes during eight month of this year comparing with the corresponding period of 2009 was reached due to increased handling volumes of natural and chemical fertilizers (+1 457,9 thousand tons), Ro-Ro cargo (+731,0 thousand tons), containerized cargo (+535,7 thousand tons), minerals and construction materials (+271,2 thousand tons).  
KlaipėdaPort retains the tendency of intermodal cargo increase and this fact speaks about the increase of general consumption and the recovery of economics. 
 
In total 2 536,9 thousand tons were handled in Klaipėda Port in August of 2010 , this is more by 3,2 percent than in August of the previous year.
 
 Cargo handling in 2009 and 2010 in August in tons
Cargo
Volumes
Change in percent
08 2009
08 2010
Totally
2 458 802,7
2 536 935,5
+3,2
General cargo
627 048,1
865 075,4
+38,0
Bulk and dry cargo
927 438,2
935 225,4
+0,8
Liquid cargo
904 316,4
736 634,7
-18,5
 
Containerised cargo  (TEU)
17 932
23 718
+32,3
Ro-ro cargo (units)
16 769
22 009
+31,2
Ships
547
560
+2,4
Passengers including
36 477
47 525
+15,8
          passengers of cruise ships  
5 930
8 615
+45,3
Būtingė  terminal
800 824,1
900 624,9
+12,5
 
In terms of cargo groups the handling of general cargo and dry and bulk cargo increased (general cargo +38,0 percent, bulk and dry cargo +0,8 percent) and the handling of liquid cargo decreased by -18,5 percent. 
 
The number of Ro-Ro cargo units in August of 2010 was 22 009, i.e. more by 31,2 percent or by 5240 units than during the corresponding seasons of 2009. Container turnover, estimated in TEU, increased by 32,3 percent up to 23 718 TEU, the increase made 5 786 TEU.
 
In August 47,5 thousand passengers, i.e. more by 30,3 percent if to compare with the same period of 2009. 8,6 thousand passengers came on board of cruise ships, i.e. more by 45,3 percent than in August of 2009. 
900, 0 thousand tons of cargo, i.e. more by 12,5 percent than in August of 2009, was handled in Būtingės Terminal in August of 2010.

  

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