According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput via the Azov and Black Sea basin ports in January 2021 decreased by 14.9% year-on-year.
Export declined by 10.9%, cabotage by 15.3%, transit was down 28.2%. Import, on the contrary, grew by 9.9%.
The share of the Azov and Black Sea basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in January 2021 amounted to 27.5%.
More than half of the total was oil and products, with crude oil accounting for 28.9% of the overall throughput, and oil products for 22.7%. Grain amount to 20.3%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in the sugar segment (up 8.9-fold), metal scrap (+96.7%), and grain (+42.3%).
The commodities that decreased the most were Ro-Ro (-85.8%), ore (-51.6%) and crude oil (-33.9%).
Novorossiysk accounted for 57.5% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Azov and Black basin sea ports in January. Tuapse handled 12.1%, and Rostov-on-Don 8.1% of the total.