Review of cargo handling in Klaipėda and other Eastern Baltic sea ports

2010 12 27
Review of cargo handling in Klaipėda and other Eastern Baltic sea ports
In eleven month of this year KlaipėdaPort handled 28,5 million tons of marine cargo, the total cargo handling growth made 13,7 % if to compare with the corresponding period of the previous year.
According to cargo handling turnover KlaipėdaPort still remains ahead of neighbouring Riga and VentspilsPorts and gets behind only to Joined Tallinn Port.
The highest increase in cargo turnover during ten month of this year comparing with the corresponding period of 2009 was reached due to increased handling volumes of natural and chemical fertilizers (+1 768,0 thousand tons), Ro – Ro cargo (+1 004,3) thousand tons), containerized cargo (+700, 3 thousand tons), minerals and construction materials.
( +593,7 thousand tons).
In terms of cargo groups the handling volumes of general cargo were handling reached up to 8  873,4 thousand tons (31,2 percent of general port handling) increased mostly (27,7 percent). Dry and bulk cargo handling increased by 25,2 percent, volumes of this cargogroup were 10 734,6 thousand tons (37,7 percent). The handling of liquefied cargo decreased by 6,9 percent, in total 8 870,3 thousand tons (31,1 percent) were handled.
In January – November of this year 6 399 ships. i.e. less by 6,2 percent or by 423 ships, comparing to the corresponding period of the previous year,called KlaipėdaPort.The number of passengersequalled up to 302,8 thousand, i.e. more by 17,8 percent comparing with the corresponding period of 2009.
Klaipėda Port has further maintained its position of the leading Port in containerized cargo handling. 276 818 TEU, i.e. more by 20,3 percent comparing to the correspondingperiodof 2009 ( the increase made45 197  TEU) were handled in Klaipėda Port in January – November of 2010.
Cargo handling in Eastern Coast Baltic Seaports, in thousand tons
Port
Volumes
Change in percent
01-11 2009
01-1102010
Primorsk
72 278,6
70 711,5
-2,0
Saint Petersburg
46 584,3
53 300,3
14,0
Tallinn
28 490,1
33 203,4
+16,5
Klaipėda
25 050,1
28 478,2
+13,7
Ryga
27 243,8
27 816,5
+2,1
Ventspils
24 498,0
22 811,0
-7,0
Ust Luga
9 243,6
10 708,1
16,0
Liepaja
3 957,1
3 946,2
-0,3
Vyborg
1 055,7
1 012,5
-4,0
Kaliningrad
n. d.
n. d.
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n. d. – no data submitted