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Review of Cargo Handling in Klaipeda Seaport, at Butinges Terminal and other Eastern Coast Baltic Seaports in January – May of 2014

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Review of Cargo Handling in Klaipeda Seaport, at Butinges Terminal and other Eastern Coast Baltic Seaports in January – May of 2014

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

January-May 2014

The total throughput of Klaipėda Port and in Būtingė terminal within the period of January - May of 2014 totalled 17.67 mln. tones of seaborne cargoes: in Būtingė Terminal– 2.8 mln. tones of cargoes (change -24.3 per cent or -897,5 thous. tones), and in Klaipėda Seaport - 14,87 mln. tones (the change made +1.6 per cent or +239,6 thous. tones).

By May of current year the cargo turnover in Klaipėda Seaport has grown by +17.4 per cent: totally 2 975.4 thous. tones were handled, i.e. by +440.3 thous. tones more than in May 2013. The turnover in Būtingė Terminal increased by +41.1 per cent: 701.2 thous. tones were handled, i.e. by +204.4 thous. tones more than in May 2013.

In January-May 2013 the turnover of fertilizers (bulk, liquid and packaged) in the Seaport obviously increased: totally 5 021.9 thous. tones were handled (the change +25.,25 per cent or +1 012.5 thous. tones, comparing with January-May 2013).

The turnover of bulk and dry cargoes, making 47.0 per cent of turnover of Klaipėda Seaport, increased in January-May 2014: 6 987.2 thous. tones were handled, i.e. by +21.3 per cent or +1 229.2 thous. tones more than in January-May 2013.  Great impact on such growth had the increase of turnover of natural and chemical fertilizers by +34.2 per cent: 4 257.9 thous. tones were handled (the change made +1 085.7 thous. tones). Decrease in handling of other cargoes was observed in the following fields: 897.9 thous. tones of agricultural products were handled (the change made -20.9 per cent or -237.7 thous. tones), and primary and processed mineral products, building materials – 701.7 thous. tones (the change made -11.5 per cent or -90.8 thous. tones). Rapid increase of ore shall be also noticed: 615.9 thous. tones were handled, (the change made +273.5 per cent or +451.0 thous. tones).

Comparing with the corresponding period of the previous year, the turnover of liquid cargoes, that make 21.3 per cent of turnover of the Seaport, significantly decreased in January-May: total turnover of liquid cargoes made 3 168.9 thous. tones (the change made -30.5 per cent or -1 391.9 thous. tones). Great impact on the turnover of liquid cargoes had the turnover of oil products and liquid fertilizers: 2 458.1 thous. tones of oil products were handled, (the change made -33.6 per cent or -1 242.9 thous. tones), turnover of liquid fertilizers relatively made 535.6 thous. tones (the change made -21.0 per cent or -142.1 thous. tones). It shall be noticed that the turnover of oil products in May 2014 increased by +13.5 per cent: 565.2 thous. tones were handled, i.e. by +67.1 thous. tones more than in May 2013.

In January-May 2014 the turnover of general cargoes, making 31.7 per cent of turnover of Klaipėda Seaport, increased by +9.3 per cent or +402.2 thous. tones: 4 712,4 thous. tones were handled. Packaged fertilizers, referred to this group, increased by +43.2 per cent: totally 228.4 thous. tones were handled (the change made +69.0 thous. tones). There can be also significant growth of containerized cargoes observed: totally 2 306.9 thous. tones were handled (the change made +27.3 per cent or +494.6 thous. tones, comparing with January-May 2013). As for the abovementioned group of cargoes, predetermining the total Seaport turnover, the decrease was observed in turnover of ro-ro cargoes (totally 1 806.5 thous. tones were handled, the change made -6.3 per cent or -121.5 thous. tones), wood and forestry products (167.4 thous. tones were handled, the change made -23.1 per cent or -50.3 thous. tones).

2 769 vessels were reported to call Klaipėda Seaport and Būtingė Terminals in January – May of 2014,   28 vessels moored at Būtingės Terminal, and 2 741 vessels - in Klaipėda Seaport (by +2.5 per cent or +68 vessel more, comparing with January-May 2013).

The number of passengers within the analysed period made 94 301, i.e. by -20.2 per cent or -23 873 passenger less than within five first months of 2013.