Cargo turnover of Baltic ports up 5% in Q1 2017
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