Review of cargo handling in Klaipėda and other eastern coast Baltic sea ports January – May of 2013

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Review of cargo handling in Klaipėda and other eastern coast Baltic sea ports January – May of 2013

REVIEW OF CARGO HANDLING IN KLAIPĖDA SEAPORT, BŪTINGĖS TERMINAL AND OTHER EASTERN COAST BALTIC SEAPORTS

January – May of 2013

The total throughput of Klaipėda Port and in Būtingės terminal within the period of January - May  of 2013 totalled 18,3 mln. tn of seaborne cargo, the change of cargo handling turnover was +9,2 pct. if to compare with the corresponding period of 2012.  The cargo handling turnover in Klaipėda Port within the analysed period reached 14,6 mln. tn, the year-on-year change was  +4,6 pct. or +0,6 mln.  tn, meanwhile 3,6 mln. tn of cargo were handled at  Butingės terminal, the year-on-year change being +31,6 pct. or +0,8 mln. tn.

Comparing with the corresponding period of 2012 the most significant growth of cargo handling volumes in January – May of 2013 was reached due to increased handling rates of liquid cargoes (the growth reached 16,9 pct. comparing with the corresponding period of 2012), the highest rates of cargo handling were recorded in the handling turnover of crude oil  ( +31,6 pct. or +1 193,8 thou. tn yoy),  natural and chemical fertilizers (+ 29,2 pct. or +153,2 thou. tn yoy) and oil products  (+4,7 pct. +166,7 thou. tn yoy).

In terms of other cargo groups the handling volumes of dry and bulk cargo marked the  increase in Klaipeda Seaport by 9,8 pct. yoy to 5 755,2 thou. tn. The significant growth of handling rates of cargoes attributed to this cargo group has been recorded in handling of agriculture products (+113,4 pct. or +603,7 thou. tn yoy), raw sugar (+60,6 pct. or +91,2 thou. tn), raw and processed minerals and construction materials ( +24,1 pct. or +153,7 thou. tn yoy), and iron, steel products and metal constructions (-36,6 pct. or -45,1 thou. tn yoy). The handling turnover of containerised cargoes in terms of TEU increased in January – May of 2013 and reached 162 869 TEU (+7,1 pct. or +10 799 TEU yoy).

2 709 vessels were reported to call Klaipėda Port and Būtingės terminal in January – May of 2013. 37 vessels (+32,1 pct. or more by 9 vessels yoy) moored at Būtingės terminal. Klaipėda Seaport received 2 672 vessels (less by 5,1 pct. yoy) including:

The number of passengers within the analysed period was 118 177, i.e. more by 0,8 pct. or by 937 passengers comparing with the corresponding period of the previous year.

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