Far East Basin Ports’ Throughput in January 2021: Non-Ferrous Metals Up

Far East Basin Ports’ Throughput in January 2021: Non-Ferrous Metals 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 via the Russian Far East basin ports in January 2021 increased by 1.4% year-on-year. Export was up 2.5%, and import up 4.1%. Cabotage declined by 9.2%, and transit dropped by 37.4%.

    The share of the Far East basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in January 2021 amounted to 26.4%.

    More than 75% in the Russian Far Eastern ports’ commodity structure is coal, oil and products. In January 2021, coal and coke accounted for 44.8% of the total volume, crude oil for 24.9% and oil products for 6.4%. Containerized cargo constituted 7.9% of the total.

    It should be noted that the highest growth rate was in the non-ferrous metals segment (up 6.8-fold), other bulk (suction) (up 4.9-fold) and grain (up 4.5-fold).

    The commodities that decreased the most were chemical and mineral fertilizers (-50.5%), ferry cargo (-33.5%) and timber and logs (-23%).

    Vostochny accounted for 34.8% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Far East basin sea ports in January. Vanino handled 17.4%, and Nakhodka 12.3% of the total.


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