The Szczecin-Świnoujście port complex summarized the results of cargo handling after three quarters of this year. These are 7.5 percent better than at the same time last year. Port operators handled nearly 26.7 million tons of cargo in January-September this year.
- There is more ore, fuel, LNG and coal at the ports. Year-on-year increases of 30, 31.5 and 41.5 and 22 percent, respectively. The LNG terminal in Świnoujscie handled up to the end of September this year 39 ships with LNG. This compares with 26 at the same time last year. Other bulk cargoes are also on the upswing, with the result 4.6 percent better than at the same time last year - reports Monika Woźniak-Lewandowska of the Marketing and Communications Department at the Ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście Authority (ZMPSiŚ).
Declines were recorded in grain (-8.7 percent), general cargo (-2 percent), ferry cargo (-1.3 percent) and containers (-15.4 percent).
September alone was 13.7 percent better for both ports than September 2021, with coal (+191.2 percent), other bulk (+46.1 percent), fuels (+36.5 percent) and LNG (+71.7 percent) leading the way.
The Port Authority forecasts that this year's handling results should be about 10 percent better than the result generated in 2021.
ZMPSiŚ is taking measures aimed at continuous port development, creating conditions and opportunities to handle more cargo than at present. After the completion of the investment, the port in Szczecin will gain new and modernized quays in the area of the Kashubian Basin and Dębicki Canal, adapted in terms of parameters to handle more cargo than at present. The ferry terminal in Świnoujście will be adapted to handle intermodal transport. The LNG terminal is being expanded through the construction of an additional unloading and loading berth to handle smaller LNG vessels: gas carriers, bunker ships and feeder vessels. In turn, through investments in the construction of new and modernization of existing technical infrastructure, both ports will be more environmentally friendly. Access infrastructure, including roads and railroads connecting the ports with the hinterland, is also being systematically improved.
The Deepwater Container Terminal in Świnoujscie and the installation terminal for offshore wind farms, located in Świnoujscie port, will certainly be a project that will have a positive impact on the national and regional economy and complement the offer of both ports.