The aggregate throughput of the stevedoring companies incorporated in Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Group made 71.8 mn tons during January-June 2019 growing just by 1.8 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 41.2 mn tons, down 4.6% year-on-year.
Throughput via Baltiysk (Baltic Stevedore Co) grew both in terms of TEU (+45.8%) and tonnage (+28.8%). Primorsk was up 11.5% to 29.9 mn tons.
Liquid bulk, which accounts for some 77.9% in the aggregate throughput of the Group, increased by 10.3% year-on-year up to 55.9 mn tons.
Crude oil traffic via Novorossiysk and Primorsk grew by 15.8% up to 37.4 mn tons, including 14.9 mn tons via Novorossiysk (up 12.1% year-on-year) and 22.5 mn tons via Primorsk (up 18.3%).
Combined oil products volume increased by 1.2% up to 12.717.9 mn tons. Novorossiysk (where Importpishscheprom, Sheskharis, and Novorossiysk Fuel Oil Terminal operate) was up 6.3% to 10.6 mn tons, while Primorsk was down 5.2% to 7.4 mn tons.
Solid bulk declined 35.9% down to 5.6 mn tons due to lower grain export. Grains were down 56.8% to 2.6 mn tons. In June, Novorossiysk did not handle grains at all. Coal was down 16.4% to 676 thousand tons, ore cargoes declined by 17.3% down to 158 thousand tons.
Iron ore, on the contrary, was up 17.2% to 1.5 mn tons, chemicals up 57.3% to 363 thousand tons, and raw sugar doubled to make 251 thousand tons.
General cargo declined by 8.3% down to 6.9 mn tons, with all commodities in this segment down. Ferrous metals were down 6% to 6.3 mn tons, non-ferrous metals down to 17.3% to 445 thousand tons, timber and timber and logs down 4% to 146 thousand tons. Perishables dropped by 77.9% down to 36 thousand tons
Container throughput declined in Novorossiysk and grew in Baltiysk.