According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total container throughput via the Caspian basin ports in April 2020 declined by 2.4% year-on-year. Import surged by 85.5%. Cabotage decreased by 57.1%, and export by 26.8%.
The share of the Caspian basin in the total container traffic via all the Russian seaports in April 2020 amounted to 0.1%.
Laden container throughput in the Caspian was down 5.9%. Reefer containers were non-existent in April. Exports made 62.3% of all the laden containers, imports accounted for 31.4%, and cabotage for 6.3% of the total.
Empty container traffic grew by 7.8%.
The port of Astrakhan accounted for 40.7% of the aggregate container throughput via the Russian Caspian basin sea ports in April. Olya handled 59.3% of the total.