BTJ 2/16 - Report: The Baltic port market in 2015
Publication date: 2016-05-04
Figures collected by the BTJ team - although not in all cases final-stamped by national statistics authorities - show that last year the turnover of Baltic ports reached more or less the 2014 level.
As usual, when it comes to region-wide stagnation (a herald of decline or just a stopover up the hill?), the experienced ups and downs are unevenly distributed both between places and freight types.
For instance, a slight increase occurred on the western and southern shores of the Baltic Sea region (however, with the exception of Germany), counterbalanced in turn by decreases in the eastern part of our sea, where the falling volumes in Estonia, Finland, and Latvia weren't compensated by growths in Russian or Lithuanian harbours.
On an even keel, by Marek Błuś
The 2/2016 issue of Baltic Transport Journal in the Report section features also:
- Let us promote Baltic standards. Interview with Julian Skelnik, the Baltic Ports Organization's Chairman, and the Port of Gdańsk's Director of Foreign Affirs and Public Relations, by Przemysław Myszka and Przemysław Opłocki
Year 2015, though challenging, ended positively for the majority of Baltic ports. We talk with Julian Skelnik, chairing the Baltic Ports Organization and taking care of the Port of Gdańsk's foreign affairs and PR, about the past year, current threats, future opportunities, and how the so-called Baltic port standards have helped to integrate the region anew over the years, placing the Baltic Sea at the head of the European port sector.