The total container throughput via the Caspian basin ports in December 2021 grew by 38.9% year-on-year.
According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, import was up 12.2%, and export up 2.7-fold. Cabotage, on the contrary, declined by 63%.
The share of the Caspian basin in the total container traffic via all the Russian seaports in December 2021 amounted to 0.05%.
Laden container throughput in the Caspian was up 28.9%. Reefer containers were non-existent in December 2021. Imports made 74.1% of all the laden containers, exports 20.7%, cabotage 5.2%.
Empty container traffic surged by 66%.
The port of Astrakhan accounted for 75.9% of the aggregate container throughput via the Caspian basin ports in December. Olya handled 24.1% of the total.