Tuesday October 26, 2021

Sea transport increases by 3% in August

Published : 10 Oct 2021, 01:45

Updated : 11 Oct 2021, 00:35

  DF Report

DF Photo by Anurup Das.

The goods volume of foreign sea transport was in total 7.7 million tonnes in August this year, which was three per cent higher compared to the stipulated period of the previous year, according to Statistics Finland.

Exports increased by two per cent and were 4.0 million tonnes while import volume increased by three per cent and amounted to 3.7 million tonnes in August.

General cargo was transported most, in total 1.4 million tonnes, which was 18 per cent of all transport. The second most transported were oil products, 1.0 million tonnes, and ores and concentrates, 0.7 million tonnes.

A total of 0.9 million tonnes of containers were transported through Finnish ports in August 2021, which was five per cent less than in August 2020.

The number of containers transported was 60,782 (105,930 Twenty Equivalent Units -TEUs containers).

Exports of containers went down by nine per cent measured in tonnes and imports went up by two per cent compared to August 2020.

A total of 270,772 transport equipment were transported in foreign sea traffic in August 2021. Most transports of transport equipment were cars belonging to passengers.

In August, 172,660 cars belonging to passengers were transported. The second most transported were trucks, 58,090 and truck trailers, 35,990.

A total of 794,478 persons were transported in passenger traffic in August 2021. In all, 386,761 passengers between Finland and Sweden, 385,234 passengers travelled between Finland and Estonia and 20,005 passengers between Finland and Germany.

Compared with August 2020, the number of passengers decreased by two per cent in August. Compared with August 2019, the number of passengers was, however, just 35 per cent.

In August 2021, a total of 2,478 passengers of foreign cruise ships arrived in Finland, for the first time since October 2019.

A total of 151,478 tons of transport were registered through the canal in foreign traffic. Timber was transported most in vessels in foreign traffic, in total 75,965 tonnes. The second most transported were crude minerals and cement.