Review of cargo handling in Klaipeda Seaport in Jan-Dec’14
Within the period of January – December 2014 Klaipeda Seaport cargo handling turnover increased by 9,0 pct. – totally 36,41 mln t were handled, i.e. more by 3,0 mln t comparing with the corresponding period of the last year, the port’s pc says.
36,41 mln t of cargo is the second best cargo handling result within the entire history of Klaipeda Seaport. The best annual result was set in 2011 when 36,6 mln t were handled
Basic cargo categories that determined the successful throughput in January - December of 2014 were as follows:
-fertilizers – 11,9 mln t were transhiped (+39,2 pct. or 3,36 mln t year-on-year)
Fertilizers is the most abundant cargo of Klaipeda Seaport accounting for as many as 33 pct. of the overall Klaipeda Seaport cargo handling turnover. 11,94 mln t is the new record achieved in fertilize handling in Klaipeda seaport.
-containerised cargoes – 5,6 mln t were handled ( +23,0 pct. or + 1,05mln t year-on-year);
5,6 mln t is the absolute record of containerised cargo handling in Klaipeda Seaport. The previous record was achieved in 2013 when 4,6 mln t were handled.
In terms of standard units (TEU) the containerised cargo handling capacity in January – December of 2014 also achieved the record – this year 450 428 TEU was handled. The previous best annual result was 402 747 TEU (in 2013 ).
-agriculture products – 3,55 mln t were handled (+12,7 pct. or +399,9 thou. t year –on-year) including 2,89 mln t of grain , i.e. more by 27,9 pct. or by 929,7 thou. t than in January – December of 2013.
This is the record grain throughput within the entire history of Klaipeda Seaport.
6 963 vessels were reported to call Klaipeda Seaport in January – December of 2014, i.e. more by 0,6 pct. or by 39 vessels comparing with January – December of 2013.
Within the analysed period 344 837 passengers visited Klaipeda Seaport , i. e., more by 23,0 pct. or by 64 571 passengers than in January – December of 2013.
344 837 is the new record number of passengers. In 2014 the new record number of cruise passengers equalling to 57 797 passengers was achieved as well.