Ust-Luga Port ups liquid cargo handling 2% in 2017
ST. PETERSBURG. Jan 22 (Interfax) - The Ust-Luga Port in the Leningrad region increased handling of liquid cargo in 2017 by 2% compared with 2016 to 63.879 million tonnes, according to the Baltic Sea Ports Administration.
Trans-shipment of petroleum products fell 5% to 28.958 million tonnes, while oil handling grew 9% to 32.744 million tonnes.
Bulk cargoes soared 30% to 36.121 million tonnes, with general cargo up 10% to 835,200 tonnes.
Ferry cargo handling was up 13% to 1.494 million tonnes, with container cargo down 16% to 641,000 tonnes and forest products down 2% to 303,900 tonnes.
In the year, 103.293 million tonnes of cargo was handled overall, an 11% rise over 2016 figures.