Far East Basin Ports’ Throughput in December 2020 Down 3.5%

Far East Basin Ports’ Throughput in December 2020 Down 3.5%

  • 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 Far East basin ports in December 2020 decreased by 3.5% year-on-year. Export was down 3.4%, and cabotage down 15.5%. Transit grew by 10.9%, and import by 20.3%.

    The share of the Far East basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in December 2020 amounted to 26.7%.

    Almost 75% in the Russian Far Eastern ports’ commodity structure is coal, oil and products. In December 2020, coal and coke accounted for 46.4% of the total volume, crude oil for 22% and oil products for 6%. Containerized cargo constituted 8.8% of the total.

    It should be noted that the highest growth rate was in the grain segment (up 6.9-fold), non-ferrous metals (up 3.7-fold) and timber and logs (+21.8%).

    The commodities that decreased the most were other bulk (grab) (-34.8%), Ro-Ro (-33.3%) and piece cargo (-22.5%).

    Vostochny accounted for 33.6% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Far East basin sea ports in December. Vanino handled 15%, and Vladivostok 12.8% of the total.


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