Cargo turnover con­tin­ues to de­cline in Es­to­nian ports

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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.

Au­thor: Ieva Lūka/LETA

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