Review of cargo handling in klaipėda and other eastern coast Baltic sea ports in January of 2013

2013 03 12
Review of cargo handling in klaipėda and other eastern coast Baltic sea ports in January of 2013

The total throughput of Klaipėda Port and in Būtingės terminal in January of 2013 totalled 3,96 mln. tn of seaborne cargo, i.e. more by +7,4 pct. if to compare with the corresponding period of 2012.  The cargo handling turnover in Klaipėda Port in January of 2013 reached 2,96 mln. tn, the year-on-year change was  +2,6 pct. or +0,07 mln.  tn, meanwhile 1,0 mln. tn of cargo were handled at  Butingės terminal, the year-on-year change being +24,9 pct. or +0,2 mln. tn.

Comparing with the corresponding period of 2012 the most significant growth of cargo handling volumes in January of 2013 was reached due to increased handling rates of agriculture products (+258,1 thou. tn yoy), crude oil  (+199,6 thou. tn yoy), raw sugar (bulk)  (+44,0 thou. tn yoy) and) and Ro-Ro cargoes (+26,3 thou. tn yoy).

The most significant drop down in cargo turnover in January of 2013 comparing with the corresponding period of 2012 occurred due to decreased handling volumes of bulk natural and chemical fertilizers (-80,8 thou. tn yoy), iron ore (-46,4 thou. tn yoy) and oil  products (-25,3 thou. tn yoy).

In terms of cargo groups the handling volumes of liquid cargo marked an increase by 9,1 pct. yoy to 1 991,3 thou. tn (50,4 pct. of overall Port handling turnover). Dry and bulk cargo handling volumes increased by 14,0 pct. yoy, the handling rates of this cargo group were 1 144,6 thou. tn (28,9 pct. of overall Port handling turnover).

General cargo handling volumes decreased by 3,8 pct. yoy, the overall turnover in this cargo group was 819,4 thou. tn (20,7 pct. of overall Port handling turnover).

557 vessels were reported to call Klaipėda Port and Būtingės terminal in January of 2013. 10 vessels (+25,0 pct. or more by 2 vessels yoy) moored at Būtingės terminal. 377 international vessels (more by 9 vessels or +2,3 pct year-on-year) and 170 domestic ships ( more by 1  ship or by 0,1 pct. yoy) were reported to call Klaipėda Port. Throughout the foregoing period of the current year 547 vessels were reported to call the Seaport of Klaipėda, hence the number of vessels calling Klaipėda Port decreased by 8 vessels or by -1,4 pct. comparing with the corresponding period of 2012.

The number of passengers calling the Port throughout the analysed period was 18 786, i.e. less by 5,0 pct. or by 986 passengers comparing with the corresponding period of 2012.

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