Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port handled 97.6 mn tons in January-August this year, 7.6% above the result for the same period of 2018.
Almost all cargo segments demonstrated a downward trend, the only commodity group that grew was liquid bulk, which was up 15% year-on-year to 77.8 mn tons.
Crude oil handling in Novorossiysk and Primorsk was 23% above the result of January-August 2018. Oil products handling increased by 0.8% up to 23.6 mn tons.
Solid bulk decreased by 17.4% year-on-year down to 6.7 mn tons, the decline being much due to no more grain traffic as the grain terminal was sold earlier this year.
Coal was down 10.2% to 945 thousand tons, iron ore grew 25.1% up to 2 mn tons, while other ore materials declined by 4.3% down to 233 thousand ton, sugar surged 3.1-fold up to 373 thousand tons, chemical increased by 22.4% up to 487 thousand tons.
General cargo throughput via NCSP made some 8.8 mn tons, down 12.2% year-on-year, with all commodities in this category declining. Ferrous metals were down 11.2% to some 8 mn tons, non-ferrous metals down 10.6% to 613 thousand tons, timber and logs down 7.7% to 186 thousand tons and perishables down 76.2% to 39 thousand tons.
Container traffic grew year-on-year.