Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port handled 12.1 mn tons in January this year, 3.3% above the January 2018 result. Compared to December 2018, the group’s throughput declined by 6.7%.
Geographically, all the port locations demonstrated positive year-on-year growth, while month-on-month only Baltiysk (Baltic Stevedore Company) grew. TEU-wise, it was up 92.4% year-on-year and 3.6% month-on-month, tonnage-wise it grew by 75.2% year-on-year and by 7.6% month-on-month.
Novorossiysk-based assets of the group (NCSP proper, IPP, Novoroslesexport, Novorossiysk Shiprepair Yard, Novorossiysk Grain Terminal and Novorossiysk Fuel Oil Terminal, which is a JV with Chernomorskie Main Pipeline Company) handled in January 7.1 mn tons, up 4.9% year-on-year and down 8.2% month-on-month.
Primorsk was slightly up by 0.3% year-on-year, but saw its volume decline by 4.7% compared to January 2018, handling 4.9 mn tons.
Crude oil handling in NCSP was 14.5% below the result of December 2018 remaining on the level of January last year, 5.5 mn tons. Crude oil traffic via Novorossiysk remained on the last January’s level at 2.1 mn tons (-20.1% month-on-month). In Primorsk, crude handling made 3.4 mn tons, down 1.1% year-on-year and 10.6% month-on-month.
Oil products handling on the group level increased by 7.3% year-on-year and by 17.5% month-on-month up to 3.4 mn tons. Novorossiysk (IPP, Sheskharis, Novorossiysk Fuel Oil Terminal) handled 1.9 mn tons, up 12.6% year-on-year and up 22% month-on-month. Primorsk increased oil products by 1.1% year-on-year and by 12.3% month-on-month handling 1.5 mn tons.
Bulk cargo handling decreased 4.2% year-on-year and 21.4% month-on-month down to 1.3 mn tons. Grain export was down 14.3% year-on-year and 26.2% month-on-month to 874 thousand tons. Iron ore grew 45.3% year-on-year, but decreased by 18.8% month-on-month making 201 thousand tons, coal was up 0.7% year-on-year and 72.7% month-on-month to 136 thousand tons.
Chemicals were up 14.5% year-on-year and down 24.3% month-on-month to 39 thousand tons. Raw sugar grew 2.4-fold year-on-year, but dropped 51.7% month-on-month to 36 thousand tons.
General cargo increased 23.2% year-on-year and 2.3% month-on-month up to 1.33 mn tons. Ferrous metals grew by 34.7% year-on-year and 7.9% month-on-month up to 1.3 mn tons. Non-ferrous metals dropped 53.3% year-on-year and 53.8% month-on-month down to 52 thousand tons.
Timber and logs was up 7.3% year-on-year and 2.9% month-on-month making 31 thousand tons. Perishables declined 78% year-on-year and 3% month-on-month down to 4 thousand tons.
Container traffic via Baltiysk grew both year-on-year and month-on-month, while Novorossiysk demonstrated a negative trend.