In August terminals working at Ventpsils port transshipped at total of 1.5 million tons of cargoes. This year’s cargo turnover, on the other hand, has reached 15 million tons, which exceeds last year’s volume by 17%.
Data published by Ventspils Freeport authority show that cargo turnover in a monthly perspective was 1.5 million, up by 0.3 million tons MoM but down by 0.1 million tons from June. In July, Ventspils port terminals transshipped 1.2 million tons of cargoes (1.6 million in June).
Indexes achieved in August exceed results of the same month of 2016.
Baltic Association – Transport and Logistics and companies part of it played a major role in the increase of cargo turnover at Ventspils port. Balance looks moderately successful numerically. Nevertheless, companies are very cautious about the future.
As noted by the freeport, the biggest increase when compared with last year was noted for stone coal and Ro-Ro cargoes. Cargoes and passengers carried by Stena Line ferries also continue growing. The ferry line between Ventspils and Nynashamn in Sweden was used by 29,941 passengers, up by 27% YoY. The volume of Ro-Ro cargoes carried by this ferry line has increased by 230,000 tons or by 20%. (BNN/Business World Magazine)