The aggregate throughput of the stevedoring companies incorporated in Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Group made 109.8 mn tons during January-September 2019 growing by 4.4 year-on-year.
Novorossiysk-based assets of the group (these include Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port proper, Novoroslesexport, Importpishscheprom, Novorossiysk Shiprepair Yard and Novorossiysk Fuel Oil Terminal, a joint venture with Chernomorskie Main Pipeline Company) handled 61.9 mn tons, down 4.2% year-on-year.
Throughput via Baltiysk (Baltic Stevedore Co) grew both in terms of TEU (+35.4%) and tonnage (+22%). Primorsk was up 17.9% to 47 mn tons.
Liquid bulk, which accounts for the largest share in the aggregate throughput of the Group, increased by 16.6% year-on-year up to 88.1 mn tons.
Crude oil traffic via Novorossiysk and Primorsk grew by 24.7% up to 60.9 mn tons, including 23.9 mn tons via Novorossiysk (up 16.4% year-on-year) and 36.9 mn tons via Primorsk (up 30.7%).
Combined oil products volume increased by 1.7% up to 26.4 mn tons. Novorossiysk (where Importpishscheprom, Sheskharis, and Novorossiysk Fuel Oil Terminal operate) was up 13.8% to 16.3 mn tons, while Primorsk was down 13.2% to 10.1 mn tons.
Solid bulk dropped 44.8% down to 7.3 mn tons due to no more grain export after NCSP sold Novorossiysk Grain Terminal. Coal was down 2.7% to 1.1 mn tons, ore cargoes declined by 6.5% down to 240 thousand tons.
Iron ore, on the contrary, was up 25.3% to 2.3 mn tons, chemicals up 26.4% to 537 thousand tons, and raw sugar up 3.6-fold to 462 thousand tons.
General cargo declined by 12.9% down to some 9.7 mn tons, with all commodities in this segment down. Ferrous metals were down 12.7% to 8.7 mn tons, non-ferrous metals down 4% to 727 thousand tons, timber and timber and logs down 8.4% to 223 thousand tons. Perishables dropped by 75.6% down to 40 thousand tons
Container throughput declined in Novorossiysk and grew in Baltiysk.