Cargo turnover continues to decline in Estonian ports
In Estonia’s ports 1.4 million tons of freight have been handled, which is a fall by 776 thousand tons since October 2015. The number of passengers served has, however, reached a record last month, Estonia’s state-owned port administrator Port of Tallinn has estimated.
ERR reports, citing data from Port of Tallinn, that in October freight flows were affected most by a 800,000-ton decrease in liquid cargo, while changes in other types of cargo were smaller. The turnover of containers and railway stock increased by 17 and 8 percent, respectively.
The amount of cargos handled from January to October freight turnover was at 17.1 million tons, which is 11 percent lower year-over-year and the decrease was mostly due to the decline in liquid cargo, the ports estimated.
Meanwhile, passenger flow totals hit a new record for October and represented a year-over-year increase of 2.3 percent, but in the first ten months of 2016, the Port of Tallinn served a total of 8.7 million passengers – a four percent increase compared to the same period last year.