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Cargo turnover in Baltic ports down 4.6% in January-April

BC, Vilnius, 06.06.2018.Print version
In the first four months of 2018, all Baltic ports together received and shipped 50.136 million tons of cargo, which was 4.6% or 2.416 million tons less than in the respective period last year, writes LETA/BNS, according to the data released by the Lithuanian Statistical Bureau.

Of all cargos handled by the Baltic ports in January-April this year, 43% were reloaded in Latvia, 34.2% in Lithuania and 22.8% in Estonia.


Compared to the respective period in 2017, cargo turnover dropped in Latvian and Estonian ports and rose in Lithuanian ports.


The Latvian ports saw their cargo turnover decline 12.1%, or 2.972 million tons, to 21.556 million tons in the first four months of 2018.


Meanwhile, the ports of Lithuania raised their cargo turnover by 6.1%, or 989,400 tons, to 17.168 million tons, and the Estonian ports reloaded 11.411 million tons of cargo during the first four months of this year, down 3.7%, or 433,600 tons year-on-year.


The Lithuanian port of Klaipeda led other Baltic ports by cargo turnover in the first four months of 2018, as it reloaded 14.314 million tons, up 5.3% from the first four months of 2017.


The Freeport of Riga was in second place with 11.449 million tons of cargo reloaded in the first four months of 2018, down 6.3% year-on-year.


In 2017, all Baltic ports together received and shipped 149.571 million tons of cargo, up 2.4% from 2016. Of the total cargo turnover in Baltic ports last year, 41.4% were handled in Latvia, 35.4% in Lithuania and 23.3% in Estonia.






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