Baltic Basin Ports’ Throughput in October 2020 Down 14.7%

Baltic Basin Ports’ Throughput in October 2020 Down 14.7%

  • 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 October 2020 declined by 14.7% year-on-year. Import was down 2.3%, transit down 5.6%, and export decreased by 16.4%. Cabotage, on the contrary, grew by 10%.

    The share of the Baltic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian sea ports amounted to 27.6% in October 2020.

    Almost half of the total was oil and products, with oil products accounting for 27.7% of the overall throughput, and crude oil for 19.7%. Coal and coke amounted to 22.2%.

    The highest growth was in grain segment (up 5.9-fold), metal scrap (up 2.5-fold) and ferry cargo (+61%).

    The commodities that decreased the most were timber and logs (-61.8%), liquefied gas (-47.5%) and crude oil (-44.9%).

    Ust-Luga accounted for 43.3% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in October. The Big Port of St. Petersburg handled 26.2%, and Primorsk 17% of the total.


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