The aggregate throughput of the stevedoring companies incorporated in Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Group made 47.6 mn tons during January-April 2019 growing just 0.3% year-on-year.
Novorossiysk-based assets of the group (these include Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port proper, Novoroslesexport, Importpishscheprom, Novorossiysk Shiprepair Yard and Novorossiysk Fuel Oil Terminal, a joint venture with Chernomorskie Main Pipeline Company) handled 28.2 mn tons, down 2.8% year-on-year.
Throughput via Baltiysk (Baltic Stevedore Co) grew both in terms of TEU (+52.5%) and tonnage (+37.2%). Primorsk was up 4.7% to some 19 mn tons.
Liquid bulk, which accounts for the major share in the aggregate throughput of the Group, increased by 5.6% year-on-year up to 35.9 mn tons.
Crude oil traffic via Novorossiysk was up 5.1% to 9.2 mn tons, and Primorsk up 6.3% to 13.5 mn tons.
Combined oil products volume increased by 6.1% up to 12.7 mn tons. Novorossiysk (where Importpishscheprom, Sheskharis, and Novorossiysk Fuel Oil Terminal operate) was up 10.2% to 7.3 mn tons, and Primorsk up 1.1% to 5.5 mn tons.
Solid bulk declined 27.5% down to 4.4 mn tons. Grains were down 43.2% to 2.6 mn tons. Coal was down 19% to 435 thousand tons. Other solid bulk commodities handling grew, thus, iron ore was up 33.5% up to 969 thousand tons, chemicals up 2.1-fold to 221 thousand tons, raw sugar up 51.3% to 167 thousand tons.
General cargo was stable at slightly over 5 mn tons (+0.1%). Ferrous metals and cast iron were up 3.4% to 4.6 mn tons, timber and timber and logs up 12.7% to 118 thousand tons. Non-ferrous metals were down 21.2 to 292 thousand tons, and perishables down 75.9% to 25 thousand tons.
Container throughput declined in Novorossiysk and grew in Baltiysk.