According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Russian sea ports in August 2019 remained much on the previous year’s level.
Import was up 12.6%, and transit up 19.2%. Cabotage decreased by 14.3%. Export remained much on the previous year’s level (+0.2%).
In August the Russian sea ports handled 39.1 mn tons of liquid bulk, up 5.6% year-on-year. Solid bulk (grab) cargo grew by 4.2% up to 18.8 mn tons, and containerized cargo by 4.2% up to 4.7 mn tons.
Other commodities demonstrated a downward trend. Bulk (suction) cargo was down 16.8% to 5.4 mn tons, general cargo down 29.7% to 4.5 mn tons, timber and logs down 15.2% to 386.7 thousand tons.
The largest share of the aggregate seaborne cargo traffic was handled in the Azov and Black Sea basin, which accounted for 25 mn tons, down 1.8% year-on-year.
The ports located in the Baltic basin ports saw their combined throughput increased by 0.3% up to 20.6 mn tons.
The Russian Far East ports handled 17.9 mn tons, up 0.7%.
The Arctic basin ports handled 9.1 mn tons in August, up 0.5% year-on-year.
In the Caspian basin, 636.6 thousand tons was handled, up 44.7% year-on-year.
For details, see the infographics below.
And even more details, as well as a tool to make your own infographics and analyze the statistics of all the Russian sea ports and terminals are available in our online PORTSTAT service.