According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total container throughput via the Arctic basin ports in October 2020 increased by 13.8% year-on-year.
Cabotage, which accounts for the major share of the total, grew by 13%. Export surged 9-fold. Import declined by 3.1%.
The share of the Arctic basin in the total container traffic via all the Russian seaports in October 2020 amounted to 3.5%.
Laden container throughput in the Arctic increased by 17.7% year-on-year. Reefer containers accounted for 3.6% of the total laden container traffic, and dry containers for 96.4%. Cabotage made 93.7% of all the laden containers, imports 5.7%, and exports 0.6%.
Empty container traffic grew by 8.1%.
The port of Dudinka accounted for 27.4% of the aggregate container throughput via the Russian Arctic basin sea ports in October. Arkhangelsk handled 26.9% of the total, and Murmansk 17.6%.