More Than 100 thousand Containers TEU has been Handled in the Port of Klaipėda

2005 07 07
10,59 million tons of cargo has been handled in the port of Klaipėda during the period starting from January till the end of June in 2005, what makes 1 percent more than during last year‘s corresponding period.
During the period of January- June handling of general cargo has increased by 9 percent, by 3 percent dry and bulk cargo, but the decrease could be observed in handling liquid cargo.
It was the first time in the port of Klaipėda (according to the preliminary data in other Baltic ports as well) that stevedoring of containers exceeded 100 thousand containers in half the year‘s period (104 172 TEU has been handled or by 635 percent more than during the last year).
Increase has been registered also for the one of the main positions in the types of cargo, e.g. fertilizers, during the first half of the year 1,9 million tons has been handled (dry, liquid and packed fertilizers).
 
Handling of iron and steel products has increased by two times and almost by five times increase has been registered for grain, correspondingly 257 ir 256 thousand tons.
 
Immense increase of handling of rapidly becoming putrescent products is also observed and 239 thous. tons of such kind of cargo has been stevedored during the period of January- June 2005 and it makes almost two times more than during the corresponding period of the last year. 
More than 90 thousand passengers have been serviced at the port of Klaipėda during the period of January- June 2005 or 13 percent more than during the corresponding period of the last year. It was considerably influenced by the increased cruise shipping and by the visit to the port of Klaipėda of one of the biggest cruise liners ‘’Constellation“, which brought 4025 passengers.
 
2,6 million tones of unrefined oil has been handled in the Būtingė oil terminal during the period of January- June 2005.
 
Cargo
Stevedored (handled)
 
Comparison
2004
2005
2005/2004,%
Liquid
4099
3797
93
Dry and bulk
3228
3325
103
General
3190
3473
109
Total, in thousand tones
10517
10594
101
Wagons, units
3725
3020
81
From which: goods traffic
29842
25344
85
Containers  (TEU)
77371
104172
135
Road transport units, total
73871
73844
100
Passengers
79524
90090
113
 
 
 
 
Būtingė terminal, thous. t
4623
2598
56
 
 V. Budiak
Marketing Department
KSSA
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