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The shipping company closed the year with other positive results as well - the number of carried cargo units went up by 6.5% year-on-year to 328,190, while pax cars by 4.2% yoy to 1,167,495.
Falling turnover of oil products (-24.8% year-on-year to 9.86 mln tn), and of coal (-47.8% yoy to 2.21 mln tn) pulled down Ventspils' total freight throughput in the reported period.
In the reported period exports totalled nearly 7.91 mln tn (+2.6% year-on-year), while imports added the remaining 3.05 mln tn (+0.4% yoy).
On the other hand, total freight traffic served by Ukraine's ports went down by 8.3% year-on-year over the reported period to a total of 120.71 mln tn.
Out of the total January-September 2016 volume, exports accounted for 4.56 mln, while imports for the remaining 0.99 mln tn.
PKN Orlen's Lithuanian facility noted its rapidest quarterly 2016 throughput in January-March, when over 2.3 mln tn were handled, more by 25.9% year-on-year.
A total of 570,618 TEU were imported (+6.6% year-on-year), whereas 570,126 TEU were exported (+6.8% yoy) through quays of Finland's ports in the January-September 2016 period.
The Latvian Port of Riga handled also more ro-ro cargo units in the reported period - by 0.1% year-on-year to a total of 54,034 trucks and trailers.
The smallest of Russian Baltic ports took care of 951.2 thou. tn of dry bulk in the reported period, noting here a decrease by 5% year-on-year.
With 51.4 mln tn (+5.0% year-on-year) the turnover of liquids accounted for the bulk of Ust-Luga's January-October 2016 freight throughput.