Review of cargo handling in Klaipėda and other eastern coast Baltic sea ports January – March of 2011

2011 04 15
Review of cargo handling in Klaipėda and other eastern coast Baltic sea ports January – March of 2011
REVIEW OF CARGO HANDLING IN KLAIPĖDA AND OTHER EASTERN COAST BALTIC SEA PORTS
January – March of 2011
Throughout three month of this year Klaipėda Port handled 9,08 million tons of sea born cargo, the overall cargo handling increase reached even 20,8 % if to compare with the corresponding period of the previous year.
According to cargo handling turnover in Easter Coast Baltic Ports in January – March of 2011 KlaipedaPort handled the largest cargo volumes and left behind the neighbouring Riga and VentspilsPorts and slightly left behind the Joint Port of Tallinn. The common cargo handling results of KlaipedaPort and Būtingė Terminal made 11,08 million tons in January – March of 2011 and exceeded the handling turnover of the Joint Port of Tallinn by 1,87 million litas.
The highest increase in cargo turnover during three month of this year comparing with the corresponding period of 2010 was reached due to increased handling volumes of bulk natural and chemical fertilizers (+726,5 thousand tons), Ro – Ro cargo (+262,1 thousand tons), oil products (+185,8 thousand tons),containerized cargo(+162,3 thousand tons) and liquid natural and chemical fertilizers (+140,0 thousand tons).
In terms of cargo groups the handling volumes of dry and bulk cargo were the handling turnover was 3 580,9 thousand tons (39,5 percent of overall port handling) increased mostly (25,5 percent).The handling of general cargo increased by 23,2 percent, in total 2 788,8thousand tons (30,7 percent) were handled. Liquefied cargo handling increased by 13,1percent, volumes of this cargogroup were2 705,8thousand tons (29,8 percent).
In January–March of this year 1 622 ships. i.e. more by 11,4 percent or by 166 ships, comparing to the corresponding period of the previous year,called KlaipėdaPort.The number of passengerswas 54,9 thousand, i.e. more by 26,3 percent comparing with the corresponding period of 2010.
Klaipėda Port has further maintained its position of the leading Port in containerized cargo handling in the region of the Baltic countries. 90 970 TEU, i.e. more by 42,3 percent comparing to the correspondingperiodof 2010 ( the increase made27 053 TEU) were handled in Klaipėda Port in January – March of 2011.
Cargo handling in Eastern Coast Baltic Seaports, in thousand tons
Port
Volumes
Change in percent.
01-03 of 2010
01-03 of 2011
Primorsk
18 732,5
17 759,1
-5,0
Saint Petersburg
11 245,6
11 805,2
+5,0
Tallin
8 481,2
9 207,1
+8,6
Klaipėda
7 510,4
9 075,5
+20,8
Riga
7 140,8
7 678,6
+7,5
Ventspils
7 208,0
7 160,0
-0,7
Ust Luga
2 372,5
2 692,8
+14,0
Liepaja
1 007,9
1 192,9
+18,4
Vyborg
244,2
177,0
-28,0
Kaliningrad
n. d.
n. d.
-
n. d. – no data has been submitted
Apklausa
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