According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total container throughput via the Azov and Black Sea basin ports in May 2020 increased by 13.5% year-on-year. Export was up 29.5%, and cabotage up 18.6%. Import remained much on the previous year’s level (-0.1%). Transit was non-existent in May.
The share of the Azov and Black Sea basin in the total container traffic via all the Russian seaports in May 2020 amounted to 15%.
Laden container throughput grew by 10.7% year-on-year. Reefer containers accounted for 17.4% of the total laden container traffic, and dry containers for 82.6%. Imports made 54.1% of all the laden containers, exports 45.8%, and cabotage 0.1%.
Empty container traffic increased by 22.4%.
The port of Novorossiysk accounted for 98.6% of the aggregate container throughput via the Russian Azov and Black Sea basin sea ports in May. Azov handled 1%, and Kavkaz 0.4% of the total.