Baltic Basin Ports’ Throughput in January 2021: Grain Up

Baltic Basin Ports’ Throughput in January 2021: Grain Up

  • 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 January 2021 decreased by 5.1% year-on-year. Export was down 5.3%, import down 7.1%, and cabotage declined by 15.9%. Transit, on the contrary, grew by 48.8%.

    The share of the Baltic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian sea ports amounted to 33.2% in January 2021.

    More than half of the total was oil and products, with oil products accounting for 31.3% of the overall throughput, and crude oil for 23%. Coal and coke amounting to 19.6%.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in grain (+58.5%), Ro-Ro (+44.1%) and other bulk (suction) segments (+25.3%).

    The commodities that decreased the most were chemicals (-41%), piece cargo (-34.3%) and timber and logs (-31.4%).

    Ust-Luga accounted for 44.7% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in December. the Big Port of St. Petersburg handled 22.2%, and Primorsk 21.1% of the total.


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