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Riga's 2016 ro-ro traffic also increased - by 2.4% year-on-year to altogether 64,177 trucks and trailers.
Last year, the Finnish port also handled more ro-ro cargo units than in 2015 - by 12.3% year-on-year, totalling 14,929.
Also, the number of passengers that boarded one of the ferry company's ships slightly decreased - by 1.0% year-on-year to a total of 6,502,191.
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.