Port of Gdansk's half-year throughput up 9.9% to 15.38 million tonnes
Cargo traffic at of the Port of Gdansk, Poland in first half of 2014 increased by 9.9% compared with the same period a year ago to 15,380,338 tonnes, the company's statistics said.
Cereals cargo shipments increased by 1.5 times to 819,464 tonnes. The same gain was reported in the dry bulk segment ((sulfur, ore, etc.) to 1,652,672 tonnes. Handling of general cargo and timber rose 6% year-on-year to 5,629,118 tonnes. Coal transshipment slumped by 36.3% to 1,706,352 tonnes, while volumes of liquid fuels increased by 26.9% to 5,572,732 tonnes.
Port of Gdansk is the largest transshipment and logistics hub based on the Polish coast and the southern part of the Baltic Sea. The port operators specialize in handling bulk cargoes (crude oil, coal, metal ores) and offers several links to the Baltic and Western European ports (primarily ferry, container and Ro-Ro lines). In 2013 cargo throughput at the terminals of Gdansk reached 30,259,295 tonnes.