Gdansk seaport handles record-high 52.2 mln tonnes of goods in 2019

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The Port of Gdansk, Poland's biggest seaport, handled a record 52.2 million tonnes of goods in 2019, up by 6.4 percent from a year ago, taking fourth place among seaports on the Baltic Sea.

The Port of Gdansk posted a net profit of PLN 60.2 million (EUR 14 million) in 2019, while the total amount of the company's revenues reached PLN 257 million (EUR 60.3 mln).

The most frequently reloaded goods by the Port of Gdansk were liquid fuels, unitised cargo and coal.

Adam Klos from Port of Gdansk said that the amount of goods handled in 2019 put it on the list of "heavyweight" ports which handle over 50 million tonnes. According to Klos, two or three years ago, Poland's biggest seaport placed sixth, now it is in fourth place after the Russian ports of Ust-Luga, Primorsk and St. Petersburg.

The largest increase in transshipment was recorded in fuels, up by 13 percent to nearly 17.5 million tonnes, in comparison to 2018. Also, the port handled 38 percent more gas than a year ago.

The State Treasury has a 95.5 percent stake in the Port of Gdansk.