Freight volume handled at the Port of Klaipeda in January-September grew by 6.4% YoY, to 33.68 million tons, the Port Authority statistics said.
Container throughput totaled 531,440 TEUs.
In the reporting period transshipment of general cargo grew by 30.6%, to 11.92 million tons, and dry bulk cargo – by 1.4%, to 14.21 million tons, while liquid bulk cargo fell by 11.1%, to 7.55 million tons.
The state-run Port of Klaipeda, the northernmost ice-free port on the East coast of the Baltic Sea, is the largest Lithuanian transport hub, connecting sea and inland traffic lanes. There are 17 stevedore companies, shipyards and other operators at the port, providing a broad range of services. Throughput of Klaipeda port in 2017 totaled 43.17 million tons. (PortNews/Business World Magazine)