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

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Review of cargo handling in Klaipėda and other eastern coast Baltic sea ports January – July of 2011
REVIEW OF CARGO HANDLING IN KLAIPĖDA AND OTHER EASTERN COAST BALTIC SEA PORTS
January – July of 2011
With the sea born totalling to 21,5 million tons Klaipėda Port’s cargo handling growth rate throughout seven month of this year was even 23,0% up comparing with the corresponding period of the previous year.
According to cargo handling turnover in Easter Coast Baltic Ports in the period of January – July of 2011 Klaipeda Port has still remained ahead the neighbouring Ports of Riga and Ventspils but slightly left behind the Joint Port of Tallinn. The common cargo handling results of Klaipeda Port and Būtingė Terminal made 26,5 million tons in January – July of  2011 and exceeded the handling turnover of the Joint Port of Tallinn by 4,4 million tons.
The highest increase in cargo turnover during seven month of this year comparing with the corresponding period of 2010 was reached due to increased handling volumes of bulk natural and chemical fertilizers (+1 437,9 thousand tons), liquid natural and chemical fertilizers (+639,0 thousand tons), containerized cargo (+604,9 thousand tons), oil products (+480,7 thousand tons), Ro – Ro cargo (+418,9 thousand tons) and bulk iron ore (+317,8 thousand tons).
In terms of cargo groups the handling volumes of dry and bulk cargo were the handlingturnover made 8 317,2 thousand tons (38,8 percent of all cargoes handled in the Port) increased mostly(by 26,2 percent). The handling turnover of general cargo advanced by 21,6 percent to 6 588,7 thousand tons (30,7 percent). Liquefied cargo handlingvolumes increased by 20,4 percent, the handling volumes of this cargo group were 6 553,4 thousand tons ( 30,5 percent).
3 939 vessels, i.e. more by 8,7 percent or by 316 vessels comparing with the corresponding period of the previous yearcalled Klaipėda Port in January–July of this yearThe number of passengerscalling the Portthroughout the analysed periodwas 186,9 thousand, i.e. more by 0,9 percent comparing with the corresponding period of 2010. The number of cruise passengers in January – July of 2011 was 13,1 thousand, i.e. less by – 45,2 percent or by - 10,8 thousand passengers.
Klaipėda Port has further maintained its position of the leading Port in containerized cargo handling in the region of the Baltic countries. 241 731 TEU, i.e. more by 47,0 percent comparing to the correspondingperiodof 2010 (the increase made77 256TEU) were handled in Klaipėda Port in January – July of 2011.
Cargo handling in Eastern Coast Baltic Seaports, in thousand tons
Port
Volumes
Change in percent.
01-07 of 2010
01-07 of 2011
Primorsk
44 945,9
44 011,2
-2,1
Saint Petersburg
31 518,2
33 982,4
+7,8
Tallinn
21 051,7
22 094,0
+5,0
Klaipėda
17 450,0
21 459,4
+23,0
Riga
17 280,5
20 037,0
+16,0
Ventspils
15 680,0
16 613,0
+6,0
Ust Luga
6 600,7
10 970,0
+66,2
Kaliningrad
8 668,7
8 346,9
-3,7
Visotsk
8 625,3
8 247,9
-4,4
Liepaja
2 372,6
2 746,7
+15,8
Vyborg
568,6
556,4
-2,1
Apklausa
X apklausa