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Freight turnover of Baltic ports up 3.4% in 11 months

Photo: Riga Free Port.
In the first eleven months of 2011, ports of Baltic States sent and received a total of 137.12 million tonnes of cargoes, which is 3.4% or 4.49 million tonnes more when compared with the same period of 2016.

Of all cargoes handled by Baltic ports in the past eleven months, 41.7% were handled by Latvian ports, 35.1% – by Lithuanian and 23.3% – by Estonian ports, according to data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.

Compared with the same period of 2016, all Baltic ports have experienced an increase in the volume of handled cargoes. The increase in Latvia, however, was minimal.

The volume of cargoes handled by Latvian ports has grown 0.4% or 203,300 tonnes, reaching a total of 57.15 million tonnes.

The volume of cargoes handled by Lithuanian ports has grown by 7.1% or 3.18 million tonnes in the same period, reaching 48.08 million tonnes, whereas Estonian ports’ freight turnover has grown by 3.6% or 1.10 million tonnes, reaching 31.88 million tonnes.

Of all Baltic States, Klaipeda port in Lithuania handled the largest volume of cargoes in 11 months of 2017. Information published by the port shows that Klaipeda port handled 39.21 million tonnes of cargoes, which is 6.5% more than it did in the same period of 2016.

Riga port is in second place with a volume of 31.12 million tonnes (a decline of 6.7% when compared with the same period of 2016). Ventspils is in third place with 18.53 million tonnes (8.6% when compared with 2016).

In 2016, Baltic ports received and sent away a total of 145.94 million tonnes of cargoes (2.8% or 4.19 million tonnes less when compared with 2015). Among Baltic States, Latvian ports had handled the largest amount of cargoes in 2016 – 43.2%. Lithuania ports handled 33.8% and Estonian ports handled 23%.


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