Cargo handling statistics in Klaipeda port and neighboring ports in 2003

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       The last year was especially successful to Klaipeda port. In 2003 January – February 21,2 mln. tons of cargo were handled, i.e. 7,4 % more than in the same period in 2002. Cargo handling increased 23 % in comparison with the results of the year 2001.
 
            In December 2003, 1,9 mln. tons of cargo were handled, i.e. 11 % less than in December 2002, when cargo throughput was the greatest monthly throughput in the history of Klaipeda port, even 2,15 mln. tons. In comparison with November 2003, cargo throughput remained the same.
 
            Cargo throughput in December was mostly determinded by the cargo throughput increase of oil products, 700 th. tons were handled in December 2003, that was the greatest cargo throughput of oil products throughout the whole year of 2003. Handling of oil products increased 16 % in comparison with December 2002.
 
            General throughput of oil products in January-December of 2003 is 6,6 mln. tons, i.e. 1 % less  than in 2002. Taking into account that the supply of oil products from Russia decreased, the achieved result is good because the volumes of cargo handling were practically retained.
 
              In January – December 2003 14,56 mln. tons of oil-free cargo was handled, i.e. 11,5 % more than last year. All main stevedoring companies exceeded the last year results: SC “KLASCO” + 10 %, JSC “Bega” + 20 %, SC “Klaipedos Smeltė” together with JSC “Biriu kroviniu terminalas” + 26 %, Consortium “Klaipėdos terminalas” + 48 %. All the above-mentioned companies together with SC “Klaipedos nafta” handled more than 90 % of all cargo in the port of Klaipeda.
 
            In December 2003, 9912 TEU containers were handled, i.e. 26 % more than last year and almost as many as in November 2003.
            In total 118366 TEU containers were handled in Klaipeda port in 2003, i.e. 65 % more than in the same period of 2002 and 2,3 times more than in 2001.
 
            In January – December 2003 to/from ferryboats 4956 wagons were loaded, i.e. 6 % more than in 2002 but two times less than in 2001.
 
            In January – December 2003, 150910 vehicles were loaded/reloaded, i.e. 20 % more than in the same period of the year 2002.  115836 units of which made goods transport means, i.e. 17 % more than last year.
 
            In December 2003 handling of some means of transport decreased to 12552 units.
 
            At the end of the year passenger flow has decreased. In December 2003, services were provided to 9844 passengers, i.e.24 % more than in December 2002. Passenger flow has decreased 14 % in comparison with November 2003.
 
             In total during 2003 services were provided to 135035 passengers, i.e. 25 % more than during the same period in 2002.
 
            During 2003 services were provided to 6805 ships, i.e. 5 % more than in 2002.
 
Neighboring ports
 
            In 2003 the ports of Lithuania – Klaipeda and Butinge handled 31,9 mln. tons of cargo, i.e. even 24 % more than in 2002.
 
            Cargo handling results in the Baltic ports in January – December 2003
 
 
Port
2003, mln.tons
Change %
Petersburg
42,04
+1,8
Tallinn
37,65
-0,5
Ventspils
27,35
-5
Riga
21,73
+20
Klaipeda
21,19
+7,4
Primorsk
17,69
+43
Kaliningrad
12,71
+28
Butinge
10,72
+76
Liepaja
4,86
+13
                 
 
According to cargo throughput the greatest remained the ports of Petersburg, Tallinn and Ventspils. In should be noted that cargo throughput there practically did not increase.
In the port of Petersburg is the handling of oil products (11 mln. tons), metals (7,6 mln. tons) and containers (7,5 mln. tons) is greatest.
The greatest cargo handling volume in Tallinn and Ventspils is oil and oil products (24 mln. tons and 18 mln. tons respectively).
Riga port has handled 21,74 mln. tons. It should be noted that the growth of cargo throughput in Riga port is due to carbon. 5,2 mln tons of carbon were handled, i.e. 24 % of the entire cargo throughput in Riga port.
According to cargo throughput in 2003, Klaipeda port is the fifth in the Eastern coast of the Baltic region, just a little (0,5 mln. tons) lagging behind Riga. It is of special delight that differently from other ports where cargo-handling results are better due to oil and carbon, Klaipeda port can display the growth of container handling, 65 % more than in 2002.
 
Container throughput in the Baltic ports
 
 
2002 1-12
2003 1-12
2003/2002
Petersburg
580639
656183
+13
Riga
127459
132074
+4
Klaipeda
71589
118366
+65
Tallinn
87912
99440
+13
Kaliningrad
27871
44687
+60
 
 
The greatest growth volumes are registered in oil ports of Butinge and Primorsk, 76 % and 43 % respectively.
Cargo throughput in Kaliningrad port is also considerably bigger than the average one in the region, even 28 %.
 
 
Prepared by: V.Lukauskas
KSSA Marketing department      
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