During 2017, the Russian inland shipping segment accounted for 118.6 mn tons of cargo, a 0.5% plus year-on-year.
According to the RF Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport, cargo throughput via the country’s river ports declined slightly, from 138.7 mn tons in 2016 down to 138.2 mn tons in 2017.
The decline is much due to lower volumes of dry cargo (-0.8%), which was driven by the decreasing handling of non-ore construction materials (-2.4%).
Construction materials account for 76.8% of the overall throughput via the river ports. The share of liquid cargo makes 5.3% of the total.
In terms of inland basins, the largest share of the entire volume transported is that of the Volga Basin, which makes 35.7%.
The Moscow Basin accounts for 16.3%, the Volga-Baltic Basin for 11.6%, the Azov-Don Basin for 8.4%, the Ob-Irtysh Basin for 5.6% and the Kama Basin for 4.2%.
Cargo transportation to the Far North and similar locations made 17.4 mn tons, 6% below the 2016 level.