12-06-2012 16:05 Latvia
Liepaja Port cargo turnover increased by 50.3% in January-May
In the first five months of the year, the Liepaja Port handled 2.92 million tons of cargo, 50.3% more than in the corresponding period in 2011, as Liepaja Special Economic Zone public relations specialist Liga Ratniece-Kadege informed LETA.
52% of all cargoes handled at Liepaja Port were bulk cargoes. In January-May 2012, the port handled 1.53 million tons of bulk cargo, 98.3% more than in the corresponding period last year. General cargoes constituted 42% or 1.2 million tons, a 36.3% increase on January-May 2011. The share of liquid cargo turnover reduced to 6% of all cargoes handled at the port.
In the first five months of 2012, the port handled 1,507 containers, 361 more than a year before. The port also serviced 739 ships, 22% more than a year before, and 11,564 passengers, a 60% increase on January-May 2011.
This past May, the Liepaja Port handled 660,022 tons of cargo, 67.1% more than a year before.
Source: The Baltic Course