According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total container throughput via the Arctic basin ports in March 2021 decreased by 4.3% year-on-year. Cabotage, which accounts for the major share of the total, declined by 3%. Export dropped 50%. Import was non-existent in March.
The share of the Arctic basin in the total container traffic via all the Russian seaports in March 2021 amounted to 2.7%.
Laden container throughput in the Arctic decreased by 5.8% year-on-year. Reefer containers accounted for 2.4% of the total laden container traffic, and dry containers for 97.6%. Cabotage made 99.8% of all the laden containers, and exports 0.2%.
Empty container traffic declined by 1.3%.
The port of Dudinka accounted for 42.8% of the aggregate container throughput via the Russian Arctic basin sea ports in March. Murmansk handled 30.7% of the total, and Arkhangelsk 24.2%.