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

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

REVIEW OF CARGO HANDLING IN KLAIPEDA SEAPORT, AT BUTINGĖS TERMINAL AND OTHER EASTERN COAST BALTIC SEAPORTS
January – December of 2013

The total throughput of Klaipeda Port and in Butingės terminal within the period of January-December of 2013 totalled 43,39 mln. tn of seaborne cargo – it was the third place in the history of the best cargo handling records, with records reached in the handling of containers, agriculture products, iron ore and minerals and construction materials.

Last year the cargo handling turnover in Klaipeda Port reached 33,42 mln. tn, the year-on-year change was  -5,2 pct. or -1 824,4 thou. tn, meanwhile 8,97 mln. tn of cargo were handled at Butingės terminal, the year-on-year change being +5,3 pct. or +447,9 thou. tn.

Last year the best result in Klaipeda Port was achieved in the turnover of dry and bulk cargo (42 pct.): totally 14 034,2 thou. tn, i.e. less by 0,2 pct. than in 2012, were handled. The record throughput  of agriculture products (3 153,1 thou. tn, +14,8 pct. or +406,1 thou. tn yoy), ore (1 004,8 thou. tn were handling, the yoy change was +28 pct. or +220,1 thou. tn) and raw and processed minerals and construction materials  ( 2 124,9 thou. tn, +18,9 pct. or +337,9 thou. tn yoy) made the most significant impact on the achievement of such result.

Regardless of the decreased rate recorded in the handling turnover of natural and chemical fertilizers (-10,3 pct. or -788,7 thou. tn yoy), the handling volumes of this cargo type were the  highest – 6 895,2 thou. tn.  thou. tn.

In 2013 the highest handling rates in the group of liquid cargo were recorded in the handling turnover of  crude oil: 8 967,2 thou. tn were handled, the year-on-year change was +5,3 pct. or +447,9 thou. tn. Notwithstanding the fact that within the period of twelve months the handling rates of oil and oil products contracted by -14,4 pct. or by -1191,9 thou. tn to 7 067,4 thou. tn comparing with the corresponding period of the previous year,  the overall throughput of oil and oil products constitute 21 pct. of all cargoes handled in the Port.  The aggregate turnover of liquid cargo in Klaipeda Port and at Butinges Terminal within the analysed period was 17 743,4 thou. tn, the year-on-year change was -5,4 pct. or -1 002,9 thou. tn.

Last year in the group of general cargo with the throughput of 10 607,8 thou. tn the record in containerised cargo handling was achieved: 4 563,9 thou. tn (+4,6 pct. yoy) or 402 535 in terms of TEU were handled (+5,6 pct. yoy). The handling rates of other cargo types, that made impact on the cargo turnover of the aforementioned cargo group, decreased: Ro-Ro cargoes ( 4 604,7 thou. tn, -4,9 pct. or -237,3 thou. tn yoy), packed natural and chemical fertilizers (409,7 thou. tn, -21,5 pct. or -112 thou. tn yoy) and  timber and forest products (487,2 thou. tn, -11,3 pct. or -62,2 thou. tn yoy).

Altogether 7 009 vessels were reported to call Klaipėda Port and Būtingės terminal in January – December of 2013. 90 vessels (+5,9 pct. or more by 5 vessels yoy) moored at Būtingės terminal. Klaipėda Seaport received 6 919 vessels (less by -5,6 pct. or by 410 vessels comparing with the corresponding period of 2012 ).

The number of passengers within the analysed period was 345 312 passengers, i.e. more by 5 245 passengers comparing with the corresponding period of the previous year.

Jurga Daujotiene
Marketing specialist
Klaipeda State Seaport Authority
J. Janonio str. 24, LT-92251 Klaipeda, Lithuania
Tel. +370 46 499 750, fax +370 46 499625
E-mail statistics@port.lt

 

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