According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput via the Russian Arctic basin ports in January 2021 decreased by 12.2%. Cabotage declined by 3.2%, export by 16.4%, import dropped by 98.7%.
The share of the Arctic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in January 2021 amounted to 12%.
48.2% of the total cargo traffic was crude oil, LNG accounted for 23.1% and coal and coke for 13.3%.
The highest growth was in the reefer cargo (up 2.9-fold), other bulk (grab) (up 2.6-fold) and ferrous metals (up 2.5-fold).
The commodities that decreased the most were metal scrap (-62%), coal and coke (-33.6%), and non-ferrous metals (-24.5%).
Murmansk accounted for 59.8% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Arctic basin sea ports in January. Sabetta handled 31.1%, and Varandey 4.5% of the total.