According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput via the Russian Arctic basin ports in January 2020 declined slightly (-0.6%). Import surged 5.9-fold, cabotage decreased by 2.9%. Export remained much on the previous year’s level.
The share of the Arctic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in January 2020 amounted to 12.6%.
49.5% of the total cargo traffic was crude oil, LNG accounted for 19.7% and coal and coke for 17.6%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in the piece cargo segment (up 2.2-fold), ferrous metals (+40%) and liquified gas (+29.3%).
The commodities that decreased the most were oil products (-40.1%), other bulk (grab) (-36.3%) and chemical and mineral fertilizers (-20%).
Murmansk accounted for 59.8% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Arctic basin sea ports in January. Sabetta handled 28.2%, and Varandey 7.2% of the total.