According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput via the Russian Far East basin ports in December 2020 decreased by 3.5% year-on-year. Export was down 3.4%, and cabotage down 15.5%. Transit grew by 10.9%, and import by 20.3%.
The share of the Far East basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in December 2020 amounted to 26.7%.
Almost 75% in the Russian Far Eastern ports’ commodity structure is coal, oil and products. In December 2020, coal and coke accounted for 46.4% of the total volume, crude oil for 22% and oil products for 6%. Containerized cargo constituted 8.8% of the total.
It should be noted that the highest growth rate was in the grain segment (up 6.9-fold), non-ferrous metals (up 3.7-fold) and timber and logs (+21.8%).
The commodities that decreased the most were other bulk (grab) (-34.8%), Ro-Ro (-33.3%) and piece cargo (-22.5%).
Vostochny accounted for 33.6% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Far East basin sea ports in December. Vanino handled 15%, and Vladivostok 12.8% of the total.