Cargo throughput in 2020
New stevedoring records
In spite of global economic downturn caused by COVID19 pandemic and consequential decline of cargo volumes, the year 2020 turned out to be quite good for KKT terminals, the amount of reloaded cargo exceeded the volume of previous year. Container turnover in Klaipeda Port, just like in the rest of the world, was below earlier records. KCT container terminal suffered a 7% year-on-year drop with annual result of 433 889 TEU. However, steady growth of general cargo (617 151 t, +4%) and increasing ro-ro cargo volumes helped to achieve 5.75M tons annual throughput exceeding that of 2019 by 2%. Stevedoring output in October totaling to 533 698 t became a new monthly record in KCT history.
Another historical record was the number of vessels served throughout the year – 1035 (+10%), which represents 16% of all vessels accommodated in Klaipeda Port last year