In the first seven months of 2018 Estonian ports handled 21.1 million tons of cargo, up by 2.7% YoY, according to the data provided by Statistics Estonia.
The loading of goods increased by 5.2% YoY, to 14.5 million tons, while unloading declined by 2.2%, to 6.6 million tons.
Goods loaded onto ships in July amounted to 2.2 million tons, up by 25.2%. The amount unloaded totaled 1.1 million tons, marking an increase of 25.1% YoY.
In 2017 Estonian ports handled 34.8 million tons of cargo, up by 1.2 million tons, or by 3%. A total of 23.5 million tons of goods were loaded and 11.3 million tons of goods unloaded at Estonian ports last year, indicating increases of 4% and 2% respectively.
In 2017, 114 more cargo ships called at Estonian ports than in 2016. The ships’ average gross tonnage was roughly 11,100 tons. (ERR/Business World Magazine)