According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Baltic basin sea ports in November 2020 declined by 1.7% year-on-year. Export was down 1.5%, import down 12.2%, cabotage decreased by 14.3%. Transit, on the contrary, surged by 80.1%.
The share of the Baltic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian sea ports amounted to 28.6% in November 2020.
Almost half of the total was oil and products, with oil products accounting for 31.6% of the overall throughput, and crude oil for 16.5%. Coal and coke amounted to 22.1%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in ferry cargo segment (+64.9%), piece cargo (+46.6%) and coal and coke (+39.2%).
The commodities that decreased the most were timber and logs (-57.8%), foodstuffs (-32.4%) and crude oil (-32%).
Ust-Luga accounted for 42.5% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in November. the Big Port of St. Petersburg handled 26.4%, and Primorsk 18.1% of the total.