The third best result in terms of monthly cargo turnover over the history of Klaipėda port

2010 11 09
The third best result in terms of monthly cargo turnover over the history of  Klaipėda port
Klaipėda port is successfully striving for record figures in cargo handling. In January-October 2010 Klaipėda port handled 25,3 million tons of marine cargo, i.e. by 12,7 % more than in corresponding period of 2009.
Cargo handling figures in October 2010 in Klaipėda port has exceeded expectations. Over the history of the port it is the third highest result in terms of monthly cargo turnover. In June 2008, cargo turnover in the port amounted to 2,94 mln. t, in March 2008 – 2,88 mln. t. In October the port handled 2,84 million tons of marine cargo, i.e. by19,6 % more in comparison to the same period last year.
Cargo turnover in October 2009 and 2010, in tons
Cargo
Turnover
Change,
%
2009 10
2010 10
In total
2 377 937,7
2 843 533,4
+19,6
Dry and bulk cargo
962 579,8
1 056 982,5
+9,8
General cargo
722 248,2
914 651,8
+26,6
Liquid cargo
693 109,7
871 899,2
+25,8
Containerized cargo (TEU)
21 153
27 771
+31,3
Ro-Ro cargo (units)
16 011
20 869
+30,3
Ships
802
812
+1,2
Passengers
16 145
20 958
+29,8
Būtingė terminal
599 321,1
801 973,6
+33,8
An increase was recorded in all cargo groups:
dry and bulk cargo by +9,8% more, 1 056,9 thousand tons handled,
general cargo by +26,6% more, 914,6 thousand tons handled,
liquid cargo by +25,8 % more, 871,8 thousand tons handled.
In terms of different types of cargo, the biggest growth was recorded in handling figures of intermodal cargo (containerized and Ro-Ro cargoes). Ro-Ro cargo turnover, both in tons and units, successfully maintains the trends of growth. In October 2010 398,3 thousand tons were handled, which means an increase even by +30,7 %. It is thebest result achieved this year in this group of cargo. In terms of units, the turnover of this cargo amounted to 20 869 units, i.e. by +30,7 % more in comparison to October last year.
In October 2010, record results were achieved in container turnover (in TEU) – 27 771 TEU handled, i.e. by 31,3 % more than in corresponding period of 2009. Growth in containerized cargo handling, in tons, is even higher, i.e. +25,6 %, in total 319,2 thousand tons handled.
20,9 thousand passengers visited Klaipėda in October 2010, i.e. by 29,8 % more than in corresponding period of 2009.
812 ships arrived to Klaipėda port in October 2010, i.e. by 1,2 % more than in corresponding period of 2009.
In October 2010 Būtingė terminal handled 801,9 thousand tons, i.e. by 33,8 % more than in corresponding period of 2009.