In twelve months, companies in the Port of Liepaja handled 5 679 768.27 tons of different type of cargoes, including:
dry bulk cargoes
4 272.5 thous.
1 026.1 thous.
Dry bulk cargoes
Dry bulk cargoes was the biggest cargo segment and made 75% of the total cargo turnover in the port, increasing turnover of this segment by 8.9%, if compared to 2015. As traditionally, main groups in this segment were grain and agricultural products (2 876.1 thous. tons), building materials (496.4 thous. tons) and anthracite coal (460.1 thous. tons), which is a new cargo group in the port. In 2016, amount of handled woodchips increased and reached 254.1 thous. tons (+170.5%). The increase is a result of high quality woodchips export to Turkey, done by “Laskana” LSEZ Ltd., as well as change of leaseholder of the berth No.50.
18% of the total cargo turnover was general cargoes. In this segment, already for several years, the most stable cargo group is RO-RO cargoes – 496 thous. tons, provided by regular ferry line traffic in cooperation with ferry operator “Stena Line”.
In 2016, liquid cargo turnover was 7% of the total cargo turnover, increased by 5.1%, if compared to 2015. Main cargo turnover in this segment was ensured from oil products – 273.5 thous. tons and crude oil – 54.6 thous. tons.