Cargo Traffic via the Arctic Basin Ports in July

Arctic Basin Ports’ Throughput in July 2020 Down 15.4%

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

    According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput via the Russian Arctic basin ports in July 2020 declined by 15.4%. Cabotage decreased by 15.9%, export was down 14.3%, and import down 97.5%.

    The share of the Arctic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in July 2020 amounted to 11.9%.

    45.9% of the total cargo traffic was crude oil, LNG accounted for 17.9% and coal and coke for 15.5%.

    The highest growth was in the ferrous metals segment (up 2.8-fold), other bulk (grab) (up 2.3-fold) and other general cargo (up 2.3-fold).

    The commodities that decreased the most were metal scrap (-88.1%), coal and coke (-29%), and crude oil (-23.8%).

    Murmansk accounted for 60.1% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Arctic basin sea ports in July. Sabetta handled 27.8%, and Arkhangelsk 3.7% of the total.


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