Port of Kaliningrad throughput in Jan-Nov rose 4% to nearly 13 million tonnes
Volume of export, import and transit cargo handled at the Port of Kaliningrad between January and November increased by 4% on the same period a year before to 12,979,800 tonnes, the Baltic Sea Ports Authority said.
In the reporting period bulk cargo segment saw a 24% drop year-on-year to 2,169,700 tonnes. However, handling of coal exports jumped by 27% to 1,056,100 tonnes, of mineral fertilizers — by 2.2 times to 6,200 tonnes. The authority statistics show "other goods" volume plummeted by 44% to 1,090,700 tonnes.
Handling of suction cargo increased by 21% to 4,065,600 tonnes. Break bulk volume soared by 39% to 1,632,200 tonnes.
Goods shipped by ferries totaled 1,023,500 tonnes, which represents a 23% decline on the same period in 2017. Handling of liquid bulk rose 5% to 2.93 million tonnes, including 1,698,400 tonnes of oil products (+ 8%), 508,500 tonnes of crude oil (-17%) and 680,100 tonnes of food (+ 22%).
Container throughput at the port grew by 13% to 252439 TEUs.