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Sea transport declines by 15% in June

Published : 05 Aug 2020, 02:33

  DF Report

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The total goods volume of foreign sea transport in June was 7.3 million tonnes, according to the Statistics Finland.

Sea transport decreased in the month by 15 per cent year on year.

Exports decreased by eight per cent and were 3.9 million tonnes while the import volume decreased by 22 per cent, amounting to 3.3 million tonnes.

General cargo was transported most, in total 1.4 million tonnes, which is 19 per cent of all transport. The second most transported item was oil products, 1.0 million tonnes, followed by chemicals, 0.6 million tonnes.

A total of 1.0 million tonnes of containers were transported through Finnish ports in June 2020, which is five per cent less than that in June 2019.

The number of containers transported was 73,273 (131,432 Twenty Equivalent Units -TEUs).

Exports of containers went down by eight per cent measured in tonnes and imports stayed unchanged compared to June 2019.

A total of 218,339 transport equipment were transported in foreign sea traffic in June 2020. Most of the transport equipment transports were passenger cars belonging to passengers.

In June, 122,982 passenger cars were transported. The second most transported were trucks, 57,621 and truck trailers, 35,422.

A total of 463,447 persons were transported in passenger traffic in June 2020. In all, 375,234 persons travelled between Finland and Estonia and 73,280 persons between Finland and Sweden.

Altogether, 9,476 passengers were transported between Finland and Latvia and 5,456 passengers between Finland and Germany. In June 2020, no passenger of foreign cruise ships arrived in Finland.

A total of 146,567 tonnes of transport were registered through the canal in foreign traffic. Timber was transported most in vessels in foreign traffic, in total 76,882 tonnes. The second most transported item was crude minerals and cement.