Azov and Black Sea Basin Throughput in September Down 4.6%

Azov and Black Sea Basin Throughput in September Down 4.6%

  • 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 Azov and Black Sea basin ports in September 2020 decreased by 4.6% year-on-year. Import declined by 6.8%, cabotage by 10.9%, transit was down 21.4%. Export, on the contrary, grew by 1.5%.

    The share of the Azov and Black Sea basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in September 2020 amounted to 32.2%.

    Almost half of the total was oil and products, with crude oil accounting for 27.4% of the overall throughput, and oil products for 20.5%. The share of grain amounted to 26.1%.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in the metal scrap segment (up 6.6-fold), reefer cargos (up 4-fold) and grain (+47.6%).

    The commodities that decreased the most were ferry cargo (-93%), Ro-Ro (-92.8%) and sugar (-92.6%).

    Novorossiysk accounted for 51.5% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Azov and Black basin sea ports in September. Рort Kavkaz handled 11%, and Tuapse 10.1% of the total.


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