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In September companies in the Port of Liepaja worked with stable and positive cargo turnover
11 october, 2017
In September 2017, companies in the Port of Liepaja handled 583 644.82 of different cargoes, increasing the turnover by 12.7% if compared to the same period in the previous year. As traditionally, the biggest cargo turnover was in dry bulk cargo segment 446.3 thous. tons or 76.4% from the total cargo turnover, followed by general cargoes - 107.6 thous. tons or 18.5%. Liquid cargo turnover was 5.1% of the total cargo turnover. In September, the number of vessels served in the Port of Liepaja - 115, but the number of passengers - 4 250.
In September, the new grain season gradually began in the Port of Liepaja, which ensured bigger proportion of grain and cereal products in the dry bulk cargo segment - 265.0 thous. tons or 59.4%, followed by enriched anthracite coal – 18% and building materials (cement) – 12%. In smaller amounts were handled wood chips, fertilizers and other dry bulk cargoes.
In general cargo group was stable RO-RO cargo flow, which is provided by a regular ferry line Liepaja – Travemunde (Germany), and timber. In September, liquid cargo turnover was 29.7 thous. tons.
Janis Lapins, General Manager of the Liepaja Special Economic Zone evaluates positively commercial activities of stevedore companies in the Port of Liepaja, which flexibly adapt to market conditions and have created their terminals in a way, which allows to work with different cargo types. The Port of Liepaja already from the renewal of its commercial activities has been formed as multifunctional port with elastic service price policy, paying close attention to landing and transhipment of local cargoes.
In September, the biggest cargo turnover had LSEZ Ltd. “Ekers Stividors LP” – 209 814.83 tons, followed by LSEZ Ltd. “Liepaja Bulk Terminal LTD” – 165 340.03 t and LSEZ Ltd. “Terrabalt” – 92 234.38 t.
In nine months, companies in the Port of Liepaja have handled 4 753 767.92, increasing the turnover by 22.8%, if compared to the previous year. The number of served vessels - 1 044, but the number of passengers - 31 939. From January until September 3 473.5 thous. tons of dry bulk cargoes were handled (73% of the total cargo turnover), followed by 916.8 thous. tons of general cargoes (19%), but the turnover of liquid cargoes was 363.4 thous. tons (8%). In nine months the number of containers handled - 3 259 TEU units, but the number of RO-RO units – 29 393.
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