Despite the difficult situation on the shipping market, the Polish Port of Gdansk has handled a record 32.5 million tons of cargo so far this year, compared to the 2014 record of 32.3 million tonnes.
“We can expect that by the end of 2015 the Port of Gdansk will have handled an amount which may even exceed 35 million tonnes – a result which beats the achievement of any Polish port,” the port said.
In a full summary of the previous 10 months, the Port of Gdansk reported an increase of almost 11% in the total amount of cargo transshipment, compared to the forecast for this period.
“2015 has undoubtedly been a particularly successful period in terms of tonnage for the transhipment of liquid fuel and general cargo, including containers. As of today, the first of these groups in the current year has experienced a year-on-year increase of 20% compared with 2014, while general cargo managed to surpass last year’s record result by approx. 4%,” Port of Gdansk said.
The port added that the transshipment of coal increased by almost 30% in the previous months of this year, compared with 2014.
“It is still too early for a full summary of this 12-month period, although 2015 will undoubtedly go down in history as the third year in a row when the Port Gdansk has managed to break new records,” the port said.