According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput via the Azov and Black Sea basin ports in October 2020 decreased by 2.5% year-on-year. Cabotage declined by 1.6%, import by 2.8%, and transit by 14.1%. Export, on the contrary, grew by 1.1%.
The share of the Azov and Black Sea basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in October 2020 amounted to 32.3%.
Almost half of the total was oil and products, with crude oil accounting for 29% of the overall throughput, and oil products for 19.2%. The share of grain amounted to 25.3%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in the reefer cargo segment (up 4-fold), metal scrap (up 3.6-fold) and ore (+67.2%).
The commodities that decreased the most were ro-ro (-76.1%), sugar (-68.8%) and liquefied gas (-49.1%).
Novorossiysk accounted for 52.6% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Azov and Black basin sea ports in October. Рort Kavkaz handled 11.1%, and Taman 9.3% of the total.