According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total container throughput via the Arctic basin ports in December 2020 decreased by 3.1% year-on-year.
Cabotage, which accounts for the major share of the total, declined by 2.5%. Export dropped by 50%. Import was non-existent in December 2020.
The share of the Arctic basin in the total container traffic via all the Russian seaports in December 2020 amounted to 3.1%.
Laden container throughput in the Arctic basin decreased by 15.2% year-on-year. Reefer containers accounted for 2% of the total laden container traffic, and dry containers for 98%. Cabotage made 99.8% of all the laden containers, exports 0.2%.
Empty container traffic grew by 19.9%.
The port of Dudinka accounted for 38.2% of the aggregate container throughput via the Russian Arctic basin sea ports in December. Murmansk handled 32.4% of the total, and Arkhangelsk 28.8%.