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.