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

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Review of cargo handling in Klaipėda and other eastern coast Baltic sea ports January – April of 2011
REVIEW OF CARGO HANDLING IN KLAIPĖDA AND OTHER EASTERN COAST BALTIC SEA PORTS
January – April of 2011
Throughout four month of this year Klaipėda Port handled 12,0 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 – April of 2011 Klaipeda Port handled the largest cargo volumes and left behind the neighbouring Riga and Ventspils Ports, but slightly left behind the Joint Port of Tallinn. The common cargo handling results of Klaipeda Port and Būtingė Terminal made 14,6 million tons in January – April of 2011 and exceeded the handling turnover of the Joint Port of Tallinn by 1,78 million litas.
The highest increase in cargo turnover during four month of this year comparing with the corresponding period of 2010 was reached due to increased handling volumes of bulk natural and chemical fertilizers (+966,7 thousand tons), Ro – Ro cargo (+314,6 thousand tons), containerized cargo (+283,6 thousand tons), liquid natural and chemical fertilizers (+262,3 thousand tons) and oil products (+161,4 thousand tons),
In terms of cargo groups the handling volumes of handling of general cargo were the handling turnover was 3 798,6 thousand tons (31,6 percent of overall port handling) increased mostly (24,8 percent).Handling turnover of dry and bulk cargo increased by 24,2 percent, in total 4 627,1thousand tons (38,5 percent) were handled. Liquefied cargo handling increased by 12,9percent, volumes of this cargogroup were3 584,9thousand tons (29,9 percent).
2 208 ships. i.e. more by 13,4 percent or by 261 ships comparing to the corresponding period of the previous yearcalled Klaipėda Port in January–April of this yearThe number of passengerscalling the Portwas 77,6 thousand, i.e. more by 23,3 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. 129 422 TEU, i.e. more by 46,7 percent comparing to the correspondingperiodof 2010 ( the increase made41 172 TEU) were handled in Klaipėda Port in January – April of 2011.
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Cargo handling in Eastern Coast Baltic Seaports, in thousand tons
Port
Volumes
Change in percent.
2010 01–04
2011 01–04
Primorsk
24 819,8
24 852,8
+0,1
Saint Petersburg
15 752,5
17 023,8
+8,1
Tallinn
11 706,8
12 833,7
+9,6
Klaipėda
9 943,6
12 010,7
+20,8
Riga
9 642,2
10 896,4
+13,0
Ventspils
9 707,0
9 780,0
+1,0
Ust Luga
3 251,3
4 591,0
+41,2
Liepaja
1 319,7
1 550,3
+17,5
Vyborg
318,6
273,3
-14,2
Kaliningrad
n. d.
n. d.
-
n. d. – no data has been submitted
Apklausa
X apklausa