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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 24.09.2020, 04:47

Klaipeda posts 15% drop to 3.4 mln tons in cargo traffic for January

BC, Vilnius, 13.02.2020.Print version
The seaport of Klaipeda handled 3.4 miln tons of cargo in January, down by 15% from 4 mln tons a year ago, the port authority said, adding that the overall cargo traffic, including that via the Butinge oil terminal, reached 3.99 mln tons, informed LETA/BNS.

Riga, Ventspils and Liepaja handled a total of 3.88 mln tons of cargo last month, an average y-o-y decline of one-third. This marks the first time ever that cargo traffic in Lithuania has surpassed the total for all three Latvian ports combined, according to the Klaipeda port authority.  


Riga posted a 25% drop in cargo traffic to 2.1 mln tons. Ventspils saw cargo volumes slum down by 43% to 1.2 mln tons, but loadings in Liepaja edged up by 0.4% to 570,300 mln tons.

Annual cargo traffic via Klaipeda declined by 0.6% in 2019 from 2018 to 46.3 mln tons. Bulk cargo volumes grew by 3.5%, with agricultural product loadings alone surging by 60.8%. 


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