Based on the data of the Association of Commercial Sea Ports of the Russian Federation and the press service of the ports, ITAR-TASS compiled a rating of sea ports of the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea in terms of cargo turnover:
In total, in January-July this year, the first ten ports of the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea handled 246.2 million tons, which is 4.1% more than the reporting period last year.
The first three leading places are occupied by the seaports of the Russian Federation: in January-August, the port of Ust-Luga handled over 49.4 million tons (+ 22.3%), the port of St. Petersburg – 40.9 million tons (+ 8.3%), Primorsk – 37.3 million tons (-12.4%). The share of Ust-Luga port cargo turnover amounted to 20.1% of the total cargo turnover of a dozen, St. Petersburg – 16.6%, Primorsk – 15.1%. In total, 59.8% of the total cargo turnover – 149.8 million tons – was handled by the sea ports of Russia in the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea.
The port of Riga in January-August exceeded 26.7 million tons, which is 10.8% of the total cargo turnover. Klaipeda port handled 23.3 million tons (+ 4% of cargo turnover), Ventspils – 19 million tons (-8.2%).