Cargo handling in Klaipėda Port in January – September, 2010

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Cargo handling in Klaipėda Port in January – September, 2010
22,5 million tons of cargo in total, i.e. more by 11,6 percent or by 2,3 million tons than during the corresponding period of 2009, were handled in KlaipėdaPort in January – September of 2010.
The largest increase according to volumes during nine month of this year comparing with the corresponding period of 2009 was reached due to increased handling volumes of natural and chemical fertilizers (+1 575,3 thousand tons), Ro-Ro cargo 848,1 thousand tons), containerized cargo (+588,2 thousand tons), minerals and construction materials (+304,7 thousand tons).
In total2 459,1 thousand tons were handled in Klaipėda Port in September of 2010 , this is  more by 7,4 percent than in September of the previous year.
Cargo handling in 2009 and 2010 in September, in tons
Cargo
Volumes
Change in percent.
09 2009
09 2010
Totally
2 289 938,5
2 459 044,9
+7,4
Totally
646 550,5
822 482,1
+27,2
General cargo
854 199,3
967 619,6
+13,3
Bulk and dry cargo
789 188,6
668 943,3
-15,2
Liquid cargo
19 315
25 560
+32,3
Containerised cargo (TEU)
14 953
20 662
+38,2
Ro-ro cargo (units)
632
600
-5,1
Ships
30 118
28 615
-5,0
Passengers including
5 988
2 675
-55,3
passengers of cruise ships
700 434,1
899 968,8
+28,5
In terms of cargo groups the handling of general cargo and dry and bulk cargo increased (general cargo +27,2 percent, bulk and dry cargo +13,3 percent) and the handling of liquid cargo decreased by -15,2 percent.
The number of Ro-Ro cargo units in September of 2010 was 20 662, i.e. more by 38,2 percent or by 5 709 units than during the corresponding period of 2009. Container turnover, estimated in TEU, increased by 32,3 percent up to 25 560 TEU, the increase made 6 245 TEU.
In September 28,6 thousand passengers, i.e. less by -5 percent if to compare with the same period of 2009, visited Klaipeda. 2,7 thousand passengers came on board of cruise ships, i.e. less by -55,3 percent than in September of 2009.
899,9 thousand tons of cargo, i.e. more by 28,5 percent than in September of 2009, was transhipped in Būtingės Terminal in September of 2010.