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Port of Klaipeda: 43.17mt handled in 2017 (+7.6% yoy)

The Lithuanian seaport marked a new all-time high in cargo handlings last year, particularly owing this to dry bulk turnover which rose by 15.8% year-on-year to 19.24mt.

Port of Gdańsk: 1,580,508 TEU handled in 2017 (+21.6% yoy)

Last year also marks the best ever freight turnover in Gdańsk's history - over 40.61mt (+8.9% year-on-year).

Port of Szczecin-Świnoujście: 25.42mt handled in 2017 (+5.4% yoy)

The two Polish ports noted in 2017 their best ever freight handling record, owing this to higher turnover of general cargo (incl. ferry, containerised, and timber), liquids, ore, and other dry bulk.

Port of Helsinki: 12,253,920 passengers served in 2017 (+2.3% yoy)

According to the port authority, Helsinki became last year the no. 1 pax port in Europe when it comes to the number of ferry and cruise travellers served.

Port of Kiel: 7.41mt handled in 2017 (+14.3% yoy)

Apart from its new freight handling record, the German seaport also noted a new all-time high in passenger traffic - up by 1.6% year-on-year to a total of 2,117,389 travellers.

Rail freight traffic in Latvia: 43.79mt carried in 2017 (-8.4% yoy)

Last year, international shipments going across the Latvian rail network totalled 42.14mt (-9.1% year-on-year), while domestic ones 1.65mt (+11.5% yoy).

Port of Gothenburg: 596k ro-ro cargo units handled in 2017 (+10.2% yoy)

At the same time, however, the port's container traffic went down by 19.3% year-on-year to a total of 644k TEU.

Russian seaports: 786.97mt handled in 2017 (+9% yoy)

Last year, the Azov-Black Sea (+10.4% year-on-year to 269.5mt) became the country's biggest trading basin, surpassing the Baltic's long-lasting dominance (+4.6% yoy to 247.5mt).

Rail freight traffic in Estonia: 12.4mt carried in 2017 (-1% yoy)

With 7.6mt (-5.5% year-on-year) dispatched last year, transits continue to dominate the country's rail cargo traffic.

Port of Ventspils: 209,894 passengers served in 2017 (+83.3% yoy)

The Latvian port also hit a new ro-ro cargo units handling all-time high last year, when 81,755 trucks and trailers (+2.3% year-on-year) went through Ventspils' quays.


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3rd European Dredging Summit

3rd European Dredging Summit

28 February-1 March 2018 • DE/Bremen

HEKLA Final Conference

HEKLA Final Conference

1 March 2018 • LT/Klaipeda

Logistics CIO Forum EU

Logistics CIO Forum EU

6-7 March 2018  NL/Amsterdam

Transport Week 2018

Transport Week 2018

6-8 March 2018 • PL/Gdańsk

Ferry Shipping Summit

Ferry Shipping Summit

21-22 March 2018 • NL/Amsterdam



17-19 April 2018 • NL/Amsterdam

Shippax Ferry Conference

Shippax Ferry Conference

18-20 April 2018  Oslo-Kiel-Oslo

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