In March of the current year - the highest container handling turnover throughout the overall history of the Port

2011 04 05
In March of the current year - the highest container handling turnover throughout the overall history of the Port
In March of 2011 Klaipėda Port handled 2,94 million tons of seaborn cargo,  i.e. more by 13,3 percent than in March of 2010. Like the first two month of this year March of 2011 featured one more new Port record – the number of containers handled in this month was the biggest throughout the overall history of the Port. Even 38.116  TEU of containers were handled in March.
Cargo handling in 2010 and 2011 in March, in tons
Cargo
Volumes
Change in percent.
03 of 2010
03 of 2011
Totally
2 596 959,2
2 942 681,0
+13,3
Liquefied cargoes
837 813,4
745 461,0
-11,0
Dry and bulk cargoes
891 468,8
1 146 238,6
+28,6
General cargoes
867 677,0
1 050 981,4
+21,1
Containerised cargoes (TEU)
23 785
38 116
+60,3
Ro-ro cargoes (pcs.)
18 354
21 724
+18,4
Ships
480
584
+21,7
Passenger
16 136
18 949
+17,4
Būtingės terminal
405 320,6
499 636,5
+23,3
According to cargo groups in March:
Dry and bulk cargoes increased by +28,6 pct., totally 1 146,2 thousand tons were handled.
General cargoes increased by +21,1 pct., totally 1 051,0 thousand tons were handled.
Liquefied cargoes decreased by -11,0 pct., totally  745,5 thousand tons were handled.
In terms of the types of handled cargo the highest growing rates were recorded in containerised and Ro – Ro cargo sector. Ro – Ro cargo handling volumes successfully maintain growing tendencies calculating both in tons and units. 433,5 thousand tons, i.e. more by 16,9 percent, or by 62,7 thousand tons were handled in March of 2011. Calculating in units 21 724 units, i.e. more by 18,4 percent or by 3 370 units were handled comparing with March of the previous year.
In March of this year containerised cargo handling volumes (calculating in TEU) were 38 116 TEU, i.e. more by 60,3 percent if to compare with the corresponding month of 2010. In terms of tonnage the turnover of containerised cargo handling increased as well. Calculating in tons the growth was 31,7 percent 422,5 thousand tons were handled.
In March  of this year 18 949 thousand passengers, i.e. more by 17,4 percent, or by 2 813 passengers than during the corresponding month of 2010, visited Klaipėda Port.
584 ships, i.e. more by 21,7 percent or by 104 ships comparing with the corresponding month of the previous year called Klaipėda port in March  of 2011.
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