The total container throughput via the Baltic basin ports in December 2021 decreased by 1% year-on-year. Export was down 4.9% to 102.3 thousand TEU, and import by 0.1% to 98.4 thosand TEU, while cabotage grew by 46.3% to make 10.3 thousand TEU.
According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the share of the Baltic basin in the total container traffic via all the Russian seaports in December 2021 amounted to 41.1%.
Laden container throughput decreased slightly by 0.1% year-on-year to make 178.4 thousand TEU. Reefer containers accounted for 15% of the total laden container traffic, and dry containers for 85%. Transit made 5.7% of all the laden containers, exports 41.4%, and imports 53%.
Empty container traffic declined by 5.7%.
The Big Port of St. Petersburg accounted for 81.9% of the aggregate container throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in December. Kaliningrad handled 17.2%, and Ust-Luga 0.8% of the total.