Cargo handling in Klaipėda Port during January-April 2007

2007 05 05
 
Cargo
Handling
2007 / 2006,
2006 01-04
2007 01-04
%
Total (t):
7 637 161.7
8 568 537.3
112.2
Liquid cargo
2 831 330.4
3 194 219.7
112.8
Bulk and dry bulk cargo
2 506 698.3
2 437 823.5
97.3
General cargo
2 299 133.0
2 936 494.2
127.7
 
 
 
 
Containers (TEU)
69 392
92 650
133.5
Ro-ro cargo (units)
54 974
65 461
119.1
Ships
2 553
2 375
93.0
Passengers, including:
44 898
54 206
120.7
                  Cruise passengers
522
0
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Būtingė terminal
1 408 203.6
1 311 536.3
93.1
 
                      During January-April 2007 8,57 million tons of cargo was handled in Klaipėda port. It is by 12,2 percent more than during the same period last year.  
                      During January-April 2007 the biggest growth was reached in handling bulk fertilizers (47,3 percent), containers (33,5 percent) and Ro-ro units (19,1 percent)in comparison with the same period 2006.
                      During April 2007 cargo handling increased by 8,4 percent (2,19 million t of cargo), comparing to 2006.
 
Cargo handling in Klaipėda port during April 2007
         
Cargo
Handling
2007 / 2006,
2006 April.
2007 April
%
Total (t):
2 022 408.6
2 193 004.9
108.4
Liquid cargo
791 078.6
774 311.7
97.9
Bulk and dry bulk cargo
636 244.8
681 003.1
107.0
General cargo
595 085.2
737 690.1
124.0
 
                      During January-April 2007 the biggest growth was observed in handling general and liquid cargo and handling of bulk cargo decreased by 3 percent.
The growth in handling liquid cargo was predetermined by the growth in handling oil products (during January-April 2006 2,4 million t was handled, and during January-April 2007 – 2,6 million t, change +9,6 percent. Stevedoring of liquid fertilizers increased by 29 percent, but it made only a small part (from the point of view of tonnage) of the total volume of handling of liquid cargo.
The volumes of growth of fertilizers and peat increased by 47,3 percent and 24 percent respectively. More than 1,63 million tons of fertilizers was handled in the port (and it is the second result according to the cargo handling volumes after oil product handling).
Handling of containers increased by 33,5 percent., ro-ro units by 19,1 percent. The growth of ro-ro units handling was predetermined by the growing volumes of handling auto-trailers, trailers, automobiles and trucks in Klaipėda port.
                      During the first four months of this year the number of passengers serve din the port has grown by 20,7 percent and made 54,2 thousand passengers. In May the first cruise vessel passengers will visit Klaipėda port and it will increase the number of passengers served in the port.
                     1.3 million tons of oil was handled in Būtingė terminal during January-April 2007. Though the biggest volume of crude oil was handled (401 thousand t), the total figure of oil handling decreased by 7 percent in comparison with 2006.
 
  
E. Kateiva
Marketing department 
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