According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput via the Azov and Black Sea basin ports in September 2021 decreased by 2.3% year-on-year. Export declined by 4.4%, cabotage was down 13.5%. Import grew by 6.2%, and transit increased by 11.4%.
The share of the Azov and Black Sea basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in September 2021 amounted to 30.5%.
More than half of the total was oil and products, with crude oil accounting for 29.1% of the overall throughput, and oil products for 22.4%. Grain constituted 23.8% of the total.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in the sugar segment (up 19-fold), Ro-Ro (up 3.6-fold), reefers cargo (up 3.3-fold).
The commodities that decreased the most were metal scrap (-94.1%), other bulk (grab) (-77.4%) and ore (-36.6%).
Novorossiysk accounted for 52.4% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Azov and Black basin sea ports in September. Taman handled 12.3%, and Tuapse 9.3% of the total.