This October, Klaipėda Port cargo turnover has grown 24.3 percent: total of 3,652.8 thousand tons (including LNG, 48.6 thousand tons) were handled, i.e., 713.6 thousand tons more than in October 2013, the Port of Klaipėda said in a statement.
Klaipėda Port
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This is an absolute one month cargo handling operations record in the history of Klaipėda Port.

Previous record was documented in October 2011 and amounted to 3,298.2 thousand tons.

In October 2014, impressive fertilisers, grain and containerised cargo (both in units and in tons) handling results were documented. 1,085.8 thousand tons of fertilisers were handled, i.e. by 403.1 thousand tons or 93.9 percent more than in October 2013). Grains - 596.0 thousand tons handled, which is a new grain handling volume record in the history of Klaipėda Port (the change made +90.5 percent or +283.1 thousand tons compared with October 2013). Containerised cargo (in tons) - 511.3 thousand tons handled (+19.8 percent or +84.3 thousand tons compared with October 2013), which is the best result of the month in 2014. Containerised cargo (TEU) - 42,032 TEU handled (9.4 percent or 3,615 TEU more than in October 2013).

Other cargo that conditioned the handling volumes in this October: oil products - 511.5 thousand tons handled, +6.3 percent or +30.3 thousand tons; new cargo - LNG (liquefied natural gas) - 48.6 thousand tons.

In the period January to October 2014, Klaipėda Port's cargo turnover has increased by 7.3 percent: total of 30.1 million tons handled, i.e. 2.0 million tons more than during the same period last year.

Such growth in Klaipėda Port's handling volumes was mostly conditioned by a 42.7 percent growth in fertilisers handling operations: total of 10,168.1 thousand tons handled or 3,044.4 thousand tons more than in January to October 2013.

Other cargo that conditioned the handling volumes in January to October 2014: containerised cargo - 4,656.0 thousand tons handled, i.e. +21.9 percent or +836.5 thousand tons); agricultural products - 2,658.3 thousand tons handled (including grain - 2,135.4 thousand tons, +26.2 percent), i.e. +7.7 percent or +190.3 thousand tons); ore - 984.5 thousand tons handled, i.e. +23.4 percent or +186.4 thousand tons).

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