Cargo throughput via baltic basin ports in april 2020

Baltic Basin Ports’ Throughput in April: Liquid Chemicals Up 3-fold

  • The article is based on SeaNews PORTSTAT online service (available for SeaNews subsribers).

    According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Baltic basin sea ports in April 2020 increased by 2.2%. Export was up 1.8%, cabotage up 38.8%, and transit surged 3-fold. Import declined by 6.9%.

    The share of the Baltic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian sea ports amounted to 31.1% in April 2020.

    More than half of the total was oil and products, with crude oil accounting for 30.1% of the overall throughput, and oil products for 27.8%. Coal and coke had the third largest share in the aggregate throughput amounting to 15.9%.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in liquid chemicals segment (up 3-fold), ferry cargo (+68.9%) and ore (+48.7%).

    The commodities that decreased the most were foodstuffs (-49.1%), non-ferrous metals (-44%) and foodstuffs (-39.7%).

    Ust-Luga accounted for 41.1% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in April. Primorsk handled 24.7%, and the Big Port of St. Petersburg 22% of the total.


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