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

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

REVIEW OF CARGO HANDLING IN KLAIPĖDA SEAPORT, BŪTINGĖ TERMINAL AND OTHER PORTS OF THE EASTERN COAST OF THE BALTIC SEA

January-August 2013

The total throughput of Klaipėda Port and in Būtingė terminal within the period of January - August of 2013 totalled 28.4 mln. tn. of seaborne cargo, the total change of cargo handling turnover was +1.1 pct., if to compare with the corresponding period of 2012. The cargo handling turnover in Klaipėda Port within the analysed period reached 22.3 mln. tn., the year-on-year change was  -2.7 pct. or -620.3 thous.  tn., meanwhile 6.0 mln. tn. of cargo were handled at  Butingės terminal, the year-on-year change being +18.3 pct. or +937.7 thous tn.

Comparing with the corresponding period of 2012 the most significant growth of cargo handling volumes in January – August of 2013 in Klaipėda Seaport and Būtingė terminal was reached due to the increased handling rates of liquid cargoes (the growth reached 7.2 pct. comparing with the corresponding period of 2012), the highest rates of cargo handling were recorded in the handling turnover of crude oil (+18.3 pct. or +937.7 thou. tn.).

In terms of other cargo groups the handling volumes of dry and bulk cargo marked the increase in Klaipėda Seaport made 8 727.5 thou. tn., i.e. - 3.2 pct., less than in corresponding period of 2012. The significant growth of handling rates of cargoes attributed to this cargo group has been recorded in handling of agriculture products (+73.5 pct. or +647.6 thou. tn.), raw and processed minerals and construction materials (+19.6 pct. or +228.1 thou. tn.). Decrease in the group of dry and bulk cargoes was observed in the following fields: natural and chemical fertilizers (-17.1 pct. or 964.0 thou. tn.). Decrease of general cargo volumes (-3.4 pct.) was observed in Klaipėda Seaport from the beginning of the year. In total 7 039.5 thou. tn. of such cargoes were handled. Decrease in the group of general cargoes was observed in the following fields: metal and steel products, metal structures (-36.2 pct. or -80.8 thou. tn.), packaged natural and chemical fertilizers (-14.6 pct. or -50.3 thou. tn.), wood and forestry products (-11.8 pct. or -43.7 thou. tn.). The handling turnover of containerised cargoes in terms of TEU increased in January – August of 2013 and reached 261 735 TEU (+4.7 pct. or +11 688 TEU).

4 431 vessels were reported to call Klaipėda Seaport and Būtingė terminal in January – August of 2013. 60 vessels (+17.6 pct. or by 9 vessels more comparing with the period January-August 2012) moored at Būtingė terminal. Klaipėda Seaport received 4 371 vessels (-2.3 pct. or -105 vessels comparing with the corresponding period of 2012).

The number of passengers within the analysed period was 208 065, i.e. -16.1 pct. or by 39 857 passengers less comparing with the corresponding period of the previous year.

 

Indrė Plegevičiūtė
Specialist of marketing department
SE Klaipeda State Seaport Authority
J. Janonio 24, LT-92251 Klaipėda
Tel. +370 46 499 750
Faks. +370 46 499 625
i.plegeviciute@port.lt

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