According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput via the Azov and Black Sea basin ports in December 2020 decreased by 11.5% year-on-year. Export declined by 8.1%, transit by 12.3%, and cabotage by 47.5%. Import, on the contrary, grew by 9.4%.
The share of the Azov and Black Sea basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in December 2020 amounted to 30.3%.
More than half of the total was oil and products, with crude oil accounting for 30.4% of the overall throughput, and oil products for 22.75%. The share of grain cargoes amounted to 19.5%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in the sugar segment (up 2.3-fold), reefers cargo (+46.4%), and ore (+27.7%).
The commodities that decreased the most were Ro-Ro (-72.7%), timber and logs (-65%) and other bulk (suction) cargo (-50.4%).
Novorossiysk accounted for 58% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Azov and Black basin sea ports in December. Tuapse handled 11.8%, and Taman 11.1% of the total.