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Review of cargo handling in Klaipeda seaport, at Butingės terminal and other eastern coast Baltic seaports January – August of 2014

2014 09 24
Review of cargo handling in Klaipeda seaport, at Butingės terminal and other eastern coast Baltic seaports January – August of 2014

REVIEW OF CARGO TURNOVER IN KLAIPĖDA PORT, BŪTINGĖ OIL TERMINAL AND OTHER BALTIC SEA EASTERN COAST PORTS

January to August 2014

During the period from January to August 2014 Klaipėda Port cargo turnover has increased by 4.0 % – 23.3 million tons were transferred, i.e. 895.1 thousand tons more than during the period from January to August 2013.

In August Klaipėda Port’s cargo turnover results are as follows – total of 2,697.7 thousand tons were transferred (11.2 % increase or 271.7 thousand tons more than in August 2013). Such results were mostly influenced by an increase in fertilizers (921.5 thousand tons transferred, a change of +70.7 % or +381.6 thousand tons) and containerized cargos (444.7 thousand tons transferred, a change of +26.2 % or +92.4 thousand tons) and a growth in the turnover of oil products – 480.7 thousand tons (a change of +2.0 % or +9.4 thousand tons). The result of containerized cargo turnover – 444.7 thousand tons (best results for all Augusts since 2010).

January to August 2014. The growth of Klaipėda Port cargo turnover results was conditioned by the turnover results of the best cargo in the port - fertilizer (bulk, wet and packed cargo) – total of 8,104.2 thousand tons (36.5 % were transferred, or 2,165.5 thousand tons more comparing with the period from January to August 2013). Also, the turnover of containerized cargo and ore with corresponding turnover of 3,655.2 thousand tons (a change of +21.9 % or +655.5 thousand tons) and 852.3 thousand tons (a change of +66.1 % or +339.1 thousand tons).

Amount of bulk/loose cargo making 46 % of Klaipėda Port cargo turnover during the period from January to August 2014 was increasing rapidly – 10.702.2 thousand tons were transferred, i.e. 22.2 % or 1,945.2 thousand tons more than during the period from January to August 2013. Such increase was mostly influenced by the transfer of bulk natural and chemical fertilizers that increased by as much as 48.0 % – 6,911.1 thousand tons were transferred (a change of +2,242.0 thousand tons). Ore transfer during the period from January to August 2014 was increasing rapidly – 852.3 thousand tons were transferred (a change of +66.1 % or +339.1 thousand tons). Other cargos conditioning the transfer of this group were decreasing: 1,328.9 thousand tons of agricultural products were transferred (a change of -14.3 % or -222.4 thousand tons) and 901.8 thousand tons of primary and processed mineral deposits and construction materials were transferred (a change of -35.5 % or -495.6 thousand tons).

Wet cargo transfer making 21 % of the port’s turnover during the period from January to August 2014, comparing with the same period last year, has notably decreased – total volume of wet cargo amounted to 5,001.1 thousand tons (a change of -23.9 % or -1,572.8 thousand tons). Wet cargo turnover was mostly influenced by a decrease in oil products and wet fertilizers transfer – 3,873.1 thousand tons of oil products were transferred (a change of -27.1 % or -1,436.5 thousand tons), 852.6 thousand tons of wet fertilizers were transferred (a change of -12.7 % or -123.8 thousand tons).
General cargo making 33 % of Klaipėda Port turnover during the period from January to August 2014 has increased by 7.4 % or 522.7 thousand tons – 7,565.2 thousand tons were transferred. Containerized cargos belonging to this group have increased as much as by 21.9 %, total of 3,655.2 thousand tons were transferred (655.5 thousand tons more than during the period from January to August 2013). Considering the cargos of the mentioned group that condition total port’s turnover, transportation of ro-ro cargos has decreased (total of 2,947.6 thousand tons were transferred, a change of -4.5 % or -137.4 thousand tons), wood and forestry products (286.7 thousand tons were transferred, a change of -12.4 % or -40.5 thousand tons).

During the period from January to August 2014 4,372 ships have entered Klaipėda Port and Būtingė Oil Terminal, including 45 ships that moored in Būtingė Oil Terminal and 4,327 in Klaipėda Port (1.6 % or 70 ships less comparing with the period from January to August 2013).

During the period reviewed 266,199 of passengers have visited, i.e. 27.7 % or 57,821 passengers more than during the period from January to August 2013.

Passenger transportation. During the period from January to August 2014, 53 cruisers have moored in Klaipėda Port, i.e. 43.2 % or 16 cruisers more than during the period from January to August 2013. The number has increased due to the passengers of the cruisers – 53,500 passengers have arrived (85.8 % or 24,699 passengers more).

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