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Port of Tallinn’s harbours handled 2.13 million tons of freight in July

The harbours of Port of Tallinn handled 2.13 million tons of freight in July and the monthly turnover of passengers reached 1.26 million. Cargo volumes were down by 7 per cent year-on-year while passenger traffic reached an all time high in July.

The greatest increase in the commodities segment was in containerised goods, its volume growing by 19.9 per cent to 1.26 million tons, the number of containers increasing by 8.7 per cent to 22824 TEUs. Ro-ro volumes increased by 13.6 per cent to 332.200 tons and general cargo by 2.9 per cent to 41900 tons.

Liquid bulk cargo volumes decreased by 10.8 per cent to 1.4 million tons. Dry bulk cargo volumes dropped by 23.6 per cent to 186000 tons.
During the first seven months of the year, Port of Tallinn’s harbours handled 17.37 million tons of cargo in total, increasing by 0.9 per cent compared to the same period last year. The largest commodity group, liquid bulk cargo, reached 12 million tons, remaining on the same level as last year.

The number of containers passing through the ports during seven months reached 154527 TEUs, which is 3.1 per cent more than a year earlier. The volume of containerised goods increased by 15.2 per cent to 1.2 million tons. Ro-ro volumes increased by 8.8 per cent to 2.3 million tons. General cargo volumes increased by 5.5 per cent to 367000 tons. Dry bulk cargo volumes decreased by 11.5 per cent to 1.48 million tons.

Passenger traffic volumes during the first seven months of the year have also reached a new record, just like the volume in July. The number of passengers passing through the ports increased by 5.7 per cent or 308 000 people to 5.67 million passengers in total.

The most popular route remained Tallinn-Helsinki, serving 4.7 million passengers - 7.4 per cent more than last year. Tallinn-Stockholm route’s passenger numbers increased by 5.9 per cent to 581 400 passengers.

 

Altogether 1210 cargo ships and 2833 passengers ships called at Port of Tallinn’s harbours in the first seven months of the year.

06.08.2014

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