According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total container throughput via the Arctic basin ports in August 2021 decreased by 14.9% year-on-year.
Cabotage, which accounts for the major share of the total, declined by 13.4%. Import was down by 30.8%. Export was non-existent in August 2021.
The share of the Arctic basin in the total container traffic via all the Russian seaports in August 2021 amounted to 2.9%.
Laden container throughput in the Arctic decreased by 1.4% year-on-year. Reefer containers accounted for 3.7% of the total laden container traffic, and dry containers for 96.3%. Cabotage made 99.95% of all the laden containers, imports 0.15%.
Empty container traffic dropped by 34%.
The port of Dudinka accounted for 31.7% of the aggregate container throughput via the Russian Arctic basin sea ports in August. Murmansk handled 25.8% of the total, and Arkhangelsk 24.8%.