The new record of container handling per month was reached in April

2011 05 03
The new record of container handling per month was reached in April
In April of 2011 Klaipėda Port handled 2,93 million tons of seaborn cargo. i.e. more by 20,5 percent than in April of 2010. The month’s container handling record that was reached in March (38 116 TEU) existed for a short time. Already in April of 2011 the new record of containers handled per month (TEU) - 38 452 TEU - has been reached.
Cargo handling in 2010 and 2011 in April, in tons
Cargo
Volumes
Change in percent.
04 of 2010
04 of 2011
Totally
2 433 182,4
2 931 597,1
+20,5
Liquefied cargoes
780 886,8
879 184,9
+12,6
Dry and bulk cargoes
872 422,0
1 041 151,4
+19,3
General cargoes
779 873,5
1 011 260,8
+29,7
Ships
491
586
+19,3
Passenger
19 396
22 653
+16,8
Būtingės terminal
700 325,9
600 791,7
-14,2
Cargoes constituting 83,7 percent (April of 2011) of overall cargo turnover in Klaipėda Port
Fertilizers
543 572,3
933 483,8
+71,3
Oil products
722 105,4
697 770,8
-3,4
Containerised cargoes
292 753,8
413 466,8
+41,2
Containerised cargoes (TEU)
24 333
38 452
+58,0
Ro-ro cargoes
356 054,0
408 567,1
+14,7
Ro-ro cargoes (units)
18 276
21 671
+18,6
According to cargo groups in April:
Dry and bulk cargoes increased by  + 19,3 pct., totally 1 041,2 thousand tons were handled.
General cargoes increased by         + 29,7 pct., totally 1 011,3 thousand tons were handled.
Liquefied cargoes increased by       + 12,6pct., totally 879,2 thousand tons were handled.
Handling volumes of fertilizers in April of 2011 made 933,5 thousand tons, i,.e. more by 71,3 percent or by 389,9 thousand tons comparing with the corresponding period of 2010.
408,6 thousand tons, i.e. more by14,7 percent, or by 52,5thousand tons of Ro-Ro cargoeswere handled in April of 2011. Calculating in units 21 671 units, i.e. more by18,6 percent or by3 395 units were handled comparing with April of the previous year.
In April of this year containerised cargo handling volumes (calculating in TEU) were 38 452 TEU, i.e. more even by 58,0 percent or by 14 119 TEU 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 cargo handling growth was 41,2 percent or made 120,7 thousand tons. Totally 413,5 thousand tons were handled. Transshipment made 5 075 ТЕU.
In terms of the types of general cargo only the handling of oil products slightly decreased. 697,8 thousand tons of oil products were handled in April of 2011, the change is – 3,4 percent or -24,3 thousand tons.
In April of this year 22 653 passengers, i.e. more by 16,8 percent, or by 3 257 passengers than during the corresponding month of 2010 visited KlaipėdaPort.
586 ships, i.e. more by 19,3 percent or by 95 ships comparing with the corresponding month of the previous year called Klaipėda port in April of 2011.
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