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

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

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

January – July of 2013


The total throughput of Klaipėda Port and in Būtingės terminal within the period of January-July of 2013 totalled 25,2 mln. tn of seaborne cargo, the aggregate change of cargo handling turnover was +4,2 pct. if to compare with the corresponding period of 2012.  The cargo handling turnover in Klaipėda Port within the analysed period reached 19,9 mln. tn, the year-on-year change was  +0,1 pct. or +26,0 thou.   tn, meanwhile 5,2 mln. tn of cargo were handled at  Butingės terminal, the year-on-year change being +22,8 pct. or +982,4 thou. tn.

Comparing with the corresponding period of 2012 the most significant growth of cargo handling volumes in Klaipėda Seaport and at Būtingės terminal  in January – July of 2013 was reached due to increased handling rates of liquid cargoes (the growth reached 11,4 pct. comparing with the corresponding period of 2012), the highest handling rates were recorded in the handling turnover of    crude oil products (+ 22,8 pct. or +982,4 thou. tn yoy), natural and chemical fertilizers (+13,7 pct. or +103,0 thou. tn yoy) and oil product   (+1,4 pct. or +67,4 thou. tn yoy).

In terms of cargo groups the handling volumes of dry and bulk cargo marked the increase in Klaipeda Seaport  by 0,9 pct. yoy to 7 846,9 thou. tn. The significant growth of handling rates of cargoes belonging to this cargo group has been recorded in the handling of agriculture products  (+81,00 pct. or +595,2 thou. tn yoy) and raw and processed minerals and construction materials  (+23,1 pct. or +226,7 thou. tn yoy).

The drop of general cargo handling volumes (- 3,3 pct.) in Klaipeda Seaport has started from the very  beginning of the year. Only 6 151,6 thou. tn of general cargo were handled in January – July of 2013.  The significant decrease of handling turnover was recorded in the  following groups of cargo:  iron and steel products, metal constructions (-39,8 pct. or -81,2 thou. tn yoy),  natural and chemical fertilizers (-23,8 pct. or -71,9 thou. tn yoy),   timber and forest products (-11,5 pct. or -38,5 thou. tn yoy). The handling turnover of containerised cargoes in terms of TEU increased and reached 229 444 TEU within the period of January - July of 2013 (+5,6 pct. or +12 242 TEU yoy).

3 846 vessels were reported to call Klaipėda Port and Būtingės terminal in January – July of 2013. 53 vessels (+23,3 pct. or more by 10 vessels yoy) moored at Būtingės terminal. Klaipėda Seaport received 3 793 vessels (less by -2,5 pct. or by 96 vessels comparing with the corresponding period of 2012 ).

The number of passengers within the analysed period was 163 246 passengers, i.e. less by -16,0 pct. or by 31 097 passengers comparing with the corresponding period of the previous year.

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