According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total container throughput via the Azov and Black Sea basin ports in January 2020 grew by 5.4% year-on-year. Import was up 11.5%, transit surged 3.8-fold. Cabotage, on the contrary, declined by 26.1%. Export remained much on the previous year’s level (-0.5%).
The share of the Azov and Black Sea basin in the total container traffic via all the Russian seaports in January 2020 amounted to 15.5%.
Laden container throughput increased by 9% year-on-year. Reefer containers account for 26.7% of the total laden container traffic, and dry containers for 73.7%. Imports made 52.9% of all the laden containers, exports 35.2%, cabotage 10.4%, and transit 1.5%.
Empty container traffic declined by 3.3%.
The port of Novorossiysk accounted for 99.1% of the aggregate container throughput via the Russian Azov and Black Sea basin sea ports in January. Azov handled 0.7%, and Kavkaz 0.2% of the total.