by Marek Błuś and Przemysław Myszka
With 570.1 million tonnes, every six in ten tonnes going through the quays of Baltic seaports comes in bulk - liquid or dry - even though the 0.3% year-on-year downtick meant that the regional port market became more ‘generalised' in 2021 (like it did in 2020, too).
Other than that, there weren't many changes - Poland overtook Denmark as the region's fourth-biggest bulk-handling nation.
The Top 10 composition also remained almost intact, with Szczecin-Świnoujście substituting Riga on the last spot, plus some internal shuffling (still, the Top 4 are the same as last year - we'll see how that changes after 2022).
Altogether 59 seaports handled at least one million tonnes of bulk goods, one harbour less than last year (though five ports came close - Halmstad-Varberg, Vyborg, Kolding, Stockholm, and Køge - landing in between 930-990kt).Download PDF