Tuesday August 03, 2021

Foreign sea cargo transport dips 4% in Nov

Published : 12 Jan 2021, 02:14

Updated : 12 Jan 2021, 10:20

  DF Report

File Photo: City of Helsinki by Pertti Nisonen.

The total volume of foreign sea cargo transportation in November 2020 was 7.9 million tonnes, which was four per cent lower than that in last year’s November, according to the Statistics Finland.

Exports decreased by 5 per cent to 4.2 million tonnes, while import volume decreased by three per cent to 3.7 million tonnes.

General cargo was transported most, in total 1.4 million tonnes, which is 18 per cent of all transport.

The second most transported item was oil products, 1.1 million tonnes, and crude oil, 0.8 million tonnes.

A total of 0.9 million tonnes of containers were transported through Finnish ports in November 2020, which is nine per cent less than that in November 2019. The number of containers transported was 65,417 or 116,883 Twenty Equivalent Units (TUEs).

Exports of containers went down by 10 per cent measured in tonnes and imports went down by six per cent year on year.

A total of 186,037 transport equipment were transported in foreign sea traffic in November 2020.

Most transports of transport equipment were passenger cars belonging to passengers.

In November, 87,871 passenger cars were transported. The second most transported transport equipment were trucks (57,759) and truck trailers (37,680).

A total of 319,258 persons were transported in passenger traffic in November 2020. In all, 214,427 persons travelled between Finland and Estonia and 100,880 persons between Finland and Sweden and 3,950 passengers between Finland and Germany.

Passengers made up only 26 per cent of the number of passengers in November 2019. In November 2020, no passenger of foreign cruise ships arrived in Finland.

A total of 97,751 tonnes of transport were registered through the canal in foreign traffic. Crude minerals and cement was transported most in vessels in foreign traffic, amounting to 25,741 tonnes. The second most transported item was timber.