by Marek Błuś
A total of 313.8mt of general cargo went through the quays of Baltic seaports last year, a decrease of 5.3% on the result from 2019.
Unitised freight traffic lost 4.6% year-on-year, totalling 234.4mt, out of which wheeled cargo (ro-ro & ferry) amounted to 137.4mt (-4.6% yoy) and containerised - 97.05mt (-4.4% yoy).
The region's break-bulk market suffered the most, sustaining a 7.6% yoy downtick to altogether 97.05mt.
Some 10.47m trucks, trailers & railcars rolled across the terminals (-4.9% yoy).
At the same time, 10.85m TEUs were lifted on & off (-4.7% yoy).
Combined, they gave 26.55m Universal Cargo Units (-4.8% yoy).
The passenger side of Baltic ports' business was hit the hardest by the coronavirus - contracting by 54.6% yoy to 53.3m travellers (with Russia seeing not a single ferry nor cruise passenger in the pandemic year of 2020).
As always, we strongly encourage reaching for the latest edition of the Baltic Yearbook, due for publishing in September, to supplement the tables below with detailed figures on individual ports, including the Top 10s for each category.Download PDF