In 2015, the actual cargo handling in ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście was close the previous year. Both ports together handled 23,174 thousand tons of cargo.
The largest item among various types of cargo handled was general cargo with 11,255 thousand tons, which accounted for 49% of the total cargo handling in the ports. It was the record volume in the history and at the same time the increase of 8.9% comparing with the last year.
It is worth emphasising that in this cargo group the increase was recorded both regarding general cargo handled at the ferry terminal of Świnoujście (8 million tons) , as well as containers handled in ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście (87,784 TEU), an increase respectively by 9.6% and 11.9% comparing to previous year. Thus, the container handling was at a record high level.
A very good result was achieved regarding grain. It was the best year in a period of over 30 years. In 2015, grain and animal feed handling in the two ports was 1,743.9 thousand tons, which accounted for 6.1% increase comparing with the previous year.
Another very important item was other bulk which accounted for 15%. The cargo group increased by 6.2%, whereas coal was at the level of 13% in the total cargo handling, and the share of other cargo types the total cargo transloaded in the two ports was as follows: oil and oil products 7%, ore 8% and grain 8%.
The good results of 2015 were neutral to the decrease in coal handling, which dropped by 32.2% and ore by 1.5% comparing with the previous year.