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Cargo handling in Eastern Baltic ports in January-May decreased by 1.7%

Mantas Stončius, BC, Vilnius, 03.07.2016.Print version
The total turnover results at the ports of Eastern Baltic in January-May decreased by1.7%, reported BC the press service of the Seaport of Klaipeda.


Cargo handling in the Eastern Coast Baltic Seaports, in thou. tn

 

Port

Volumes

Yoy change

in pct.

Yoy change in thou. tn

01-05 of 2015

01-05 of 2016

Totally:

155 876,2

153 193,4

-1,7

-2 682,8

Ust Luga

36 080,2

37 671,2

4,4

1 591,0

Primorsk

24 524,6

27 433,8

11,9

2 909,2

Saint Petersburg

21 723,7

19 964,7

-8,1

-1 759,0

Klaipeda Port

15 562,3

16 692,0

7,3

1 129,7

Butinges terminal

3 350,5

3 500,1

4,5

149,6

Riga

17 237,0

15 506,5

-10,0

-1 730,5

Ventspils

11 781,0

8 956,0

-24,0

-2 825,0

Tallinn

10 402,5

8 791,3

-15,5

-1 611,2

Vysotsk

7 028,2

6 675,1

-5,0

-353,1

Kaliningrad

5 376,7

5 229,3

-2,7

-147,4

Liepaja

2 264,1

2 318,3

2,4

54,2

Vyborg

545,4

455,1

-16,6

-90,3


UST-LUGA PORT is the priority project related with cargo handling capacity development of Russian ports in the Baltic Sea region. In January –May  of 2016 the cargo handling throughput in the Port increased as many as by 1,59 mln tn or by 4,4% to  37,67 mln  tn comparing with January – May of 2015.

 

Oil products, crude oil and coal constitute even 67 % of overall Seaport cargo handling turnover:

 

- 13,09 mln tn of oil products were handled, +4,6% or + 575,1 thou tn y-o-y;

- 12,11 mln  tn of crude oil were handled, +6,3% or + 716,4 thou. tn y-o-y.

 

Other categories of cargo that made the impact on the overall cargo handling turnover in the Seaport were as follows: fertilizers 1 446,3 thou. tn were handled, +107,7% or +749,8 thou. tn;

 

Cargo handling volumes decreased in the handling of:

 

-       coal – 8,00 mln tn were handled, -6,3% or -534,9 thou. tn y-o-y;

-       Ro-Ro cargoes – 678,2 thou. tn were handled, -17,7% or -146,2 thou. tn y-o-y

Altogether 27,43 mln tn of products, i.e. more by 11,9% or by 2,91 mln tn than in January-May of 2015 were handled in PRIMORSK PORT.

 

Exclusively two types of cargo are handled in the Seaport

 

-          21,05 mln tn of crude oil were handled, +14,3% or +2 629,5 thou. tn y-o-y;

-          6,38 mln tn of oil products were handled,  +4,6% or +279,7 thou. tn  y-o-y.


In January –May of 2016  the SEAPORT of  SAINT - PETERSBURG handled 19,96 mln tn  of cargo, i.e., less  by 8,1% or by 1,76 mln. tn than within the corresponding period of 2015.

 

Basic categories of cargo that made the most significant impact on cargo handling results in January –May of 2016 were as follows: 


 - containerised cargoes – 8,58 mln tn were handled, +3,2% or +263,9 thou. tn y-o-y;

- containerised cargoes (TEU) – 738 160 TEU were handled, +2,5% or +17 805 TEU y-o-y;

- metal 2,81 mln tn were handled, +3,0% or +80,8 thou. tn y-o-y;

- oil products – 2,78 mln tn were handled, -37,0% or -1 634,6 thou.tn y-o-y;

- fertilizers– 2,59 mln tn were handled, -14,8% or -450,9 thou. tn y-o-y.

 

In January –May of 2016 the drop  of cargo handling turnover was recorded in the FREEPORT OF RIGA – altogether  15,51 mln tn or less by 10,0% or by 1 730,5 thou. tn comparing with the corresponding period of 2015 were handled in the Port. 

 

The dynamics of basic cargo categories handled in the Port:

 

-          coal – 5,01 mln tn were handled, -19,5% or  -1 215,7 thou. tn y-o-y;

-          oil products – 4,11 mln tn were handled, -14,8% or -712,7  thou. tn y-o-y;

-          containerised cargo – 1,62 mln. tn were handled, - 0,7  or -11,1 thou. tn y-o-y;

-          containerised cargo  (TEU) – 154 670 TEU were handled, +1,7 % or +2 568 TEU y-o-y;

 

-          fertilizers – 1 216,5 thou. tn were handled , +5,1% or +58,5 thou. tn y-o-y.

 

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Passenger traffic. The Freeport of Riga received 195 987 passengers in January –May of 2016, i.e., more by 7,0 % or by 12 853 passenger comparing with January-May of 2015. 


In January –May  of 2016 the cargo handling turnover in the SEAPORT OF VENTSPILS comparing with the same period  of 2015 dropped down to 8,96 mln tn , i.e., less by 24,0% or by 2 825,0 thou. tn

 

Basic cargo categories that made the greatest impact on cargo handling results in January-May of 2016 were as follows:

 

- oil products – 5,40 mln tn were handled, -26,6% or -1 958,0 thou. tn y-o-y;

- coal – 1,50 mln tn were handled, -43,7% or -1 164,0 thou. tn y-o-y;

- Ro-Ro cargoes – 799,0 thou. tn were handled, +8,0% or +59,0 thou. tn y-o-y.

 

Passenger traffic. In January –May of the current year 34 595 passengers called the port of  Ventspils, i.e., more by 8,6 % or by 2 737 passengers comparing with January –May of 2015.

 

The overall throughput in the JOINT PORT of TALLINN in January-May of 2016 was 8,79 mln tn, i.e., less by 15,5% or by 1 611,2 thou. tn comparing with the corresponding period in 2015.

 

Basic cargo categories that made the greatest impact on cargo handling results in January -May of 2016 were as follows:

 

-          oil products – 4,55 mln tn were handled, -30,1% or -1 960,9 thou. tn y-o-y;

-          Ro-Ro cargoes – 1,88 mln tn were handled, +5,1% or +92,1 thou. tn y-o-y;

-          containerised cargoes– 705,4 thou. tn were handled, -3,8% or -28,2 thou tn y-o-y;

-          containerised cargoes (TEU) – 81 215 TEU were handled, -6,4% or -5 544 TEU y-o-y.

 

Passenger traffic. In January – May of 2016 the Joint Port of Tallinn rendered services to

3 550,0 thou. passengers, i.e. more by  6,0% or by 199,9 thou. passengers comparing with the corresponding period of 2015.

Vessels.  2 859 vessels was reported to call the Port of Tallinn, i.e. more by 2,0% or by 55 vessels  comparing with January – May of 2015.

           


The total cargo throughput in VYSOTSK SEAPORT was 6,68 mln tn in January – May of 2016, i.e.  less by 5,0% or by 353,1 thou. tn than in the corresponding period of 2015.


Exclusively two types of cargo are being handled in this Seaport.

- oil products -  4,22 mln tn were transhiped, -13,3% or -644,7 thou.tn y-o-y;

- coal -  2,46 mln tn were handled,  +13,5% or  +291,6 thou. tn y-o-y.


Within the analysed period the total throughput in the PORT OF KALININGRAD was 5,23 mln tn,  i.e., less by 2,7%  or by 147,7 thou. tn than in January - May of 2015.

 

Basic cargo categories that made the greatest impact on cargo handling results in January – May of  2015 were as follows:

 

-          Ro-Ro cargoes – 605,9 thou. tn were handled, -17,6% or -129,6 thou. tn y-o-y;

-          grain – 576,1 thou. tn were handled, +26,5% or +120,6 thou tn y-o-y;

-          oil products – 555,7 thou. tn were handled, -38,2% or -344,0 thou. tn y-o-y;

-          metal – 467,8 thou. tn were handled, -0,6% or -2,6 thou. tn y-o-y;

-          containerised cargoes – 391,3 thou. tn were handled, +21,7% or +469,9 thou. tn y-o-y;

containerised cargoes (TEU)69 006 TEU were handled, +11,2% or +6 976 TEU y-o-y.


The total throughput in the PORT of LIEPAJA in January – May of 2016 was 2,32 mln tn, i.e., more by 2,4% or by 54,2 thou. tn comparing the corresponding period  of 2015.

 

 Changes of cargo throughput of basic cargo categories  in January – May of  2016 were as follows:


-          grain – 1 182,3 thou. tn were handled ( the throughput of grain handling accounts  as many as for 51,0% of the overall cargo handling), +6,5% or +72,6 thou. tn y-o-y;

-          Ro-Ro cargoes – 231,2 thou. tn were handled, -21,3% or -62,4 thou. tn y-o-y;

-          timber – 226,6 thou. tn were handled, -17,3% or -47,5 thou. tn y-o-y.

Passenger traffic.  The number of passengers calling the Port of Liepaja was 12 333 passengers, i.e., less by 21,7% or by 3 417 passengers comparing with January – May of 2015.

 

Vessels. In January – May of the current year 579 vessels called the Seaport, i.e., less by 1,9% or by 11 vessels comparing with the corresponding period of the previous year.






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