Klaipeda port’s cargo traffic grows by 5.3% in January-April

The Lithuanian seaport of Klaipeda handled 14.314 million tons of cargo during the first four months of 2018, up 5.3% from 13.587 million tons a year ago, the port’s authority told BNS.

In April alone, cargo traffic through the port increased by 5.5% year-on-year to 3.467 million tons.

In January through April year-on-year, bulk cargo volumes declined by 3.2% to 6.072 million tons. General cargo volumes rose by 21.1% to 4.709 million tons and liquid cargo volumes were up by 3.1% to 3.534 million tons.

In April from a year ago, general cargo volumes soared by 34.6% to 1.22 million tons. Bulk cargo volumes decreased by 5.4% to 1.545 million tons and liquid cargo volumes went down by 6.1% to 700,400 tons.

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