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Klaipeda Port has achieved the best result of all times

2021 01 07
Klaipeda Port has achieved the best result of all times

ear 2020 will be recorded in the history of Klaipeda Seaport as the most successful year in the entire life of the seaport.

According to the preliminary data, 47.74 million tons of cargoes were stevedored in Klaipeda Port last year.

Prior best result was reached in 2018, when 46.58 million tons of cargoes were stevedored.

“Despite of the difficult year and encountered challenges, Klaipeda Seaport finished year 2020 especially successfully. Although the data of other ports are still missing, it is evident that Klaipeda should look good not only among the closest Eastern Baltic ports but also in entire Europe. Our strength is diversification of cargoes, i.e., the port is suitable for stevedoring of any type of cargoes. This allows maintaining good results and overtaking the competitors, who are loading just cargoes of one or several types. Another important factor is long-term and continuous investments into the port’s infrastructure and technological development of terminals. Klaipeda has been working on this consistently. Since 2007, approximately half a billion euros have been invested into the port’s infrastructure, in addition to the technologies installed by private stevedoring companies,”– told Mr. Algis Latakas, Director General of Klaipeda State Seaport Authority.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The best ever result was achieved last year even in four categories of cargoes: the biggest growth was recorded in the segments of fertilizers, grains, ro-ro, and liquefied natural gas (LNG). The stevedoring of grains was growing the most – when compared to 2019, one third more of grains was loaded last year. The stevedoring of fertilizers also increased significantly – by 12 percent. The number of ro-ro cargoes in Klaipeda Port was 8 percent bigger than in 2019; while the LNG segment increased a little. As the pandemic restricted human mobility and suspended production, the turnover of petroleum products and consumer commodities in containers decreased. The stevedoring of petroleum products was reduced by one fifth, while the number of loaded containers was smaller approximately by one tenth last year, when compared to the year before last. Approximately six and a half thousand vessels called to Klaipeda Port last year, i.e., some 5 percent less than in the year before last. However, even single cruise ship was not able to come to Klaipeda because of the pandemic.

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