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On the other hand, non-containerized general cargo (apart from ro-ro) totalled 0.42 mln tn, less by 17.5% year-on-year.
The Deepwater Container Terminal Gdańsk achieved a rise in every category of container handlings – 20’, 40’, imports, exports as well as total boxes and TEU.
Three quarters of 2012 brought 15% increase in Baltic Container Terminal Gdynia container handlings.
The biggest increase (+45.4%) was noted by Lipeaja (4.62 mln tn), followed by Ventspils (+15% to 21.82 mln tn) and Riga (+9.7% to 24.75 mln tn).