Container Traffic via Caspian Basin Ports in January 2021 Up 56.1%

Container Traffic via Caspian Basin Ports in January 2021 Up 56.1%

  • The article is based on SeaNews PORTSTAT online service (available for SeaNews subsribers).

    According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total container throughput via the Caspian basin ports in January 2021 increased by 56.1% year-on-year. Import surged 2.4-fold. Export declined by 2.9%, cabotage was down 4.3%.

    The share of the Caspian basin in the total container traffic via all the Russian seaports in January 2021 amounted to 0.05%.

    Laden container throughput in the Caspian was up 27.9%. Reefer containers accounted for 12.8% of the total laden container traffic, and dry containers for 87.2%. Imports made 71.6% of all the laden containers, exports accounted for 19.2%, and cabotage for 4.8% of the total.

    Empty container traffic surged 5.7-fold.

    The port of Astrakhan accounted for 99.2% of the aggregate container throughput via the Caspian basin ports in January. Olya handled 0.8% of the total.


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