According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total container throughput of all the Russian sea ports in March 2020 increased by 3.1% year-on-year.
Transit container traffic surged by 76.9%, cabotage grew by 9.2%, and export by 2.7% year-on-year. Import remained much on the previous year’s level (-0.3%).
Laden container throughput via the Russian sea ports was up 7.3%. Reefer containers accounted for 15.3% of the total laden container traffic, and dry containers for 84.7%. Imports made 49.1% of all the laden containers, exports 38.5%, cabotage 10.3%, and transit 2.1%.
Empty container traffic declined by 9.6%.
The Baltic basin accounted for 48.7% of the aggregate container throughput via the Russian sea ports in March. The Far East basin handled 30.4%, the Azov and Black Sea basin accounted for 17.8%, the Arctic basin for 3% and the Caspian basin for 0.1% of the total.