Cargo turnover of Baltic ports up 5% in Q1 2017

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In the first three months of 2017, ports of Baltic States re­ceived and trans­shipped a to­tal of 39.97 mil­lion tonnes of car­goes, which is 5% more when com­pared with the same pe­riod of 2016.

Lat­vian ports trans­shipped 46.3% of car­goes in the first three months of 2017. Lithua­nian ports trans­shipped 31.2% and Es­to­nian ports – 22.5%, ac­cord­ing to data from the Cen­tral Sta­tis­ti­cal Bu­reau of Latvia. Com­pared with the first three months of 2016, an in­crease in the vol­ume of car­goes was noted among all Baltic ports.

At Lat­vian ports, the vol­ume of trans­shipped car­goes grew by 8.7% or 1.47 mil­lion tonnes and was 18.49 mil­lion tonnes. The vol­ume of car­goes trans­shipped by Lithua­nia ports grew by 0.3% or 31,500 tonnes and was 12.47 mil­lion tonnes. The vol­ume of car­goes trans­shipped by Es­to­nian ports grew by 4.5% or 384,000 tonnes and was 9.01 mil­lion tonnes.

Data shows that Klaipeda port in Lithua­nia was ahead of its neigh­bours in terms of trans­shipped cargo vol­umes in the first three months of 2017 – 10.30 mil­lion tonnes, which means 2.8% when com­pared with the same pe­riod of 2016. Riga port is on the sec­ond place cargo vol­ume-wise – 9.30 mil­lion tonnes, which means a 2.1% in­creased.

Ventspils port is on third place with 7.09 mil­lion tonnes (16.7% in­crease). Read more on bnn-news.com

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