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

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Review of cargo handling in Klaipėda and other eastern coast Baltic sea ports January – August of 2011
REVIEW OF CARGO TURNOVER RESULTS AT THE KLAIPĖDA PORT AND OTHER PORTS OF EASTERN BALTIC
January-August 2011
During eight months of this year Klaipėda port handled  24,5 million tons of marine cargo, the total growth in handling figures amounted even to 22,4 %, in comparison to the corresponding period of the last year.
By cargo handling results at the ports of Eastern Baltic in January-August, 2011, Klaipėda port keeps running ahead of the neighbouring ports – Riga and Ventspils, being just with a slight advance outrun by the port of Tallinn (uniting the harbours of Muuga, Paldiski, „Old City“). The gap between the port of Tallinn and Klaipėda port has decreased to 368,7 thous. tons in January-August, 2011, while in the 1st half of 2011 this gap amounted to 743,6 thous. tons. The total cargo handling figures of Klaipėda port and Būtingė terminal amounted to 30,3 mln. t in January-August, 2011  and exceeded cargo handling results of  united port of Tallinn by  5,5 mln. t.
The largest growth in cargo handling figures in eight months of this year, in comparison to the corresponding period of 2010, resulted from increase in handling figures of bulk natural and chemical fertilizers (+1 726,0 thous. tons), liquid natural and chemical fertilizers (+806,3 thous. tons), containerized cargo (+618,9 thous. tons), oil products (+451,0 thous. tons), Ro-Ro cargo (+434,8 thous. tons), bulk ores (+359,5 thous. tons).
By cargo types, the largest growth (27,2 %) was recorded in handling of dry and bulk cargo − 9 603,1 thous. tons (39,2 % of the total turnover at the port) . Turnover of liquid cargo increased by 20,3%, cargo volumes in  this cargo group  amounted to 7 437,2 thous. tons (30,4 %). General cargo handling figures have also increased by 18,6 %, and amounted in total  to 7 451,4 thous. tons (30,4 % of the total cargo turnover at the port).
4 466 ships called at Klaipėda port in January-August, 2011, i.e. by 6,7 % or by 281 ships more than in the same period of the last year. During the reporting period, 227,7 thous. passengers visited the port, i.e. by 3,6 % less than during the corresponding period of 2010 (including 18,1 thous. passengers of cruise liners that arrived in January-August, 2011, i.e. -44,4 % or by -14,5 thous. passengers less  than during the same period last year).
Port of Klaipėda keeps position of the leader by handling figures of containerized cargo. In January-August of this year, it handled 269 082 TEU, i.e. by 43,0 % more than in the corresponding period of the last year (growth − by 80 889 TEU).

Cargo turnover results at the Eastern Baltic ports, in thousand tons

Port
Turnover
Change,
%
08-01 2010
08-01 2011
Primorsk
51 660,8
50 031,0
-3,2
Saint Petersburg
37 026,2
39 491,6
+6,7
Tallinn
24 228,8
24 860,5
+2,6
Klaipėda
20 012,9
24 491,8
+22,4
Riga
19 709,9
22 585,9
+14,6
Ventspils
17 375,0
18 977,0
+9,2
Ust-Luga
7 447,9
13 601,7
+82,6
Vysotsk
10 102,2
9 463,8
-6,3
Liepaja
2 728,0
3 182,3
+16,7
Vyborg
694,0
642,8
-7,4
Kaliningrad*
-
-
-
*data not presented
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