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Saturday, 08.03.2014, 07:30
3,3 million tons of seaborne cargo were handled totally in Klaipeda Seaport and at Butinge Terminal in February of 2014, informed BC marketing specialist of Klaipeda State Seaport Authority Jurga Daujotiene.
The Freeport of Ventspils handled 5.9 million tons of cargo in January-February 2014, an 8% increase on the respective period in 2013, Freeport of Ventspils Board Chairman Aivars Lembergs (For Latvia and Ventspils) informed LETA.
In February 2014, the Estonian state-owned port management company AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) handled 2.6 million tonnes of cargo, which is at the same level as last year while passenger number grew by 6%, the company announced LETA.
The year 2013, activities of the Klaipeda State Seaport brought 375 million litas to the state budget, reported LETA the Transport Ministry of Lithuania.
In February 2014, parties signed an agreement for enlarging the territory of Komerk Ltd terminal by ca 5.8 ha, the Port of Tallinn's press service said, cites LETA.
In January of 2014 the performance of the Freeport of Riga was much better than in January 2013 – total cargo turnover increased by 13,2%, reaching 3,23 million tons. The result is outstanding compared to other Baltic ports: there was a considerable turnover decline in Ventspils – 3,4%; Klaipeda –15,3%; Butinge – 49,9%; Liepaja – 31,9%, with the only exception – Tallinn had positive growth (+ 0,2%), reports BC Riga port’s press service.
Port of Tallinn has initiated a Smart Port project that concentrates on reducing car and truck passengers’ waiting time by providing holistic and easy to understand service organizing electronic pre-check in, check-in and line management for ports with multiple ferry operators, informs BC port’s press service.