The aggregate throughput of the stevedoring companies incorporated in Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Group made 142.5 mn tons during 2019 growing by 1.6% 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 80.2 mn tons, down 6.3% year-on-year.
Throughput via Baltiysk (Baltic Stevedore Co) grew both in terms of TEU (+5.6%) up to 210 thousand TEU and in tonnage up to 1.2 mn tons (+13.1%). Primorsk was up 14.1% to 6.1 mn tons.
Liquid bulk, which accounts for the largest share in the aggregate throughput of the Group, increased by 13.8% year-on-year up to 114.4 mn tons.
Crude oil traffic via Novorossiysk and Primorsk grew by 18.6% up to 78.6 mn tons, including 31 mn tons via Novorossiysk (up 12.1% year-on-year) and 47.5 mn tons via Primorsk (up 23.3%).
Combined oil products volume increased by 4.4% up to 34.7 mn tons. Novorossiysk (where Importpishscheprom, Sheskharis, and Novorossiysk Fuel Oil Terminal operate) was up 15.7% to 21.1 mn tons, while Primorsk was down 9.5% to 13.6 mn tons.
Solid bulk dropped by 49.9% down to 8.9 mn tons due to no more grain export after NCSP sold Novorossiysk Grain Terminal.
Coal handling grew by 21.6% up to 1.8 mn tons due to the improved market conditions. Iron ore was up 22.1% to 3 mn tons, chemicals up 24.6% to 724 thousand tons, and raw sugar up 2.1-fold to 563 thousand tons.
Grain was down 79.5% to 2.6 mn tons and ore cargoes down 11.5% to 292 thousand tons.
General cargo declined by 13.2% down to some 12.9 mn tons. Ferrous metals were down 14.5% to 11.5 mn tons, timber and timber and logs down 0.5% to 308 thousand tons. Perishables dropped by 61.2% down to 71 thousand tons. Non-ferrous metals grew by 8% up to 1.1 mn tons due to favourable market conditions for aluminum.
Container throughput declined in Novorossiysk and grew in Baltiysk.