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

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Review of cargo handling in Klaipėda and other eastern coast Baltic sea ports January – November of 2011
REVIEW OF CARGO HANDLING IN KLAIPĖDA AND OTHER EASTERN COAST BALTIC SEA PORTS
January – November of 2011
With the sea born totalling to 33,7 million tons Klaipėda Port’s cargo handling growth rate throughout eleven month of this year was even 18,2 % up comparing with the corresponding period of the previous year.
According to cargo handling turnover in Baltic Ports in the period of January – November of 2011 Klaipeda Port remained in a leader’s position and was ahead both the neighbouring Ports of Riga and Ventspils and the Joint Port of Tallinn ((Muuga), Paldiskis, „Old City“). The advantage of Klaipėda Port over the Joint Port of Tallin decreased even up to 163,3 thousand tons in January – November of 2011. The overall cargo handling of Klaipeda Port and Būtingė Terminal was 42,0 million tons in January – November of 2011 and exceeded the handling turnover of the Joint Port of Tallinn even by 8,5 million tons.
The highest increase in cargo turnover throughout the period of eleven month of this year comparing with the corresponding period of 2010 was reached due to increased handling volumes of bulk natural and chemical fertilizers (+2 036,0 thousand tons), liquid natural and chemical fertilizers (+828,7 thousand tons), containerized cargoes (+670,2 thousand tons), Ro – Ro cargo (+570,9 thousand tons), bulk iron ore (+558,3 thousand tons) and oil products (+376,2 thousand tons),
In terms of cargo groups the handling volumes of dry and bulk cargo with the handlingturnover totalling to 13 403,6thousand tons (39,8 percent of overall Port handling turnover) increased mostly(by 24,8 percent).). General cargo handlingvolumes accelerated by 14,4percent, the handling volumes of this cargo group were 10 156,3thousand tons ( 30,0percent of overall Port handling turnover).
The handling turnover of liquefied cargo advanced by 14,0 percent to 10 108,6thousand tons (30,2 percent of overall Port handling turnover.
6 572vessels, i.e. more by 2,7 percent or by 173 vessels comparing with the corresponding period of the previous yearcalled Klaipėda Port in January – November of the current year.The number of passengerscalling the Portthroughout the analysed periodwas 303 180, i.e. less by 0,1percent or by 418 passengers 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. 350 962 TEU, i.e. more by 30,9percent comparing to the correspondingperiodof 2010 (the increase made82 877TEU) were handled in Klaipėda Port in January – November of 2011.
Cargo handling in Eastern Coast Baltic Seaports, in thousand tons
Port
Volumes
Change in percent.
01-11 of 2010
01-11 of 2011
Primorsk
70 711,5
68 370,0
-3,3
Saint Petersburg
53 390,8
55 401,0
+3,8
Klaipėda
28 482,8
33 668,6
+18,2
Tallinn
33 203,4
33 505,3
+0,9
Riga
27 816,5
30 966,6
+11,3
Ventspils
22 811,0
25 929,0
+13,7
Ust Luga
10 755,0
20 177,4
+87,6
Visotsk
13 875,8
12 359,9
-10,9
Liepaja
3 946,2
4 456,6
+12,9
Vyborg
1 012,5
996,2
-1,6
Kaliningrad*
-
-
-
* no data submitted
Žymantas Sinkevičius
Statistic specialist of marketing department
Tel. +370 46 499 750
Faks. +370 46 499 625
Mob. tel. +370 616 13664
z.sinkevicius@port.lt
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