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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 10.12.2018, 04:44

Cargo turnover in Baltic ports down 2.3% in five months

BC, Vilniaus, 10.07.2018.Print version
In the first five months of 2018, all Baltic ports together received and shipped 63.56 mln tons of cargo, which was 2.3% or 1.518 mln tons less than in the respective period last year, according to the data released by the Lithuanian Statistical Bureau.

Of all cargos handled by the Baltic ports in January-May this year, 42.6% were reloaded in Latvia, 34.2% in Lithuania and 23.2% 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 7.5%, or 2.18 mln tons, to 27.072 mln tons in the first five months of 2018.


Meanwhile, the ports of Lithuania raised their cargo turnover by 4.8%, or 992,000 tons, to 21.721 mln tons, and the Estonian ports reloaded 14.767 mln tons of cargo during the first five months of this year, down 2.2%, or 329,700 tons year-on-year.


The Lithuanian port of Klaipeda led other Baltic ports by cargo turnover in the first five months of 2018, as it reloaded 18.223 mln tons, up 5.8% from the first five months of 2017.


The Freeport of Riga was in second place with 14.705 mln tons of cargo reloaded in the first five months of 2018, down 1.2% year-on-year.


In 2017, all Baltic ports together received and shipped 149.571 mln 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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