Caspian Basin Ports’ Throughput in January 2021 Down 10.2%

Caspian Basin Ports’ Throughput in January 2021 Down 10.2%

  • 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 Caspian basin ports in January 2021 declined by 10.2% year-on-year. Transit was down 10.4%, and export down 15.1%. Import increased by 13.3%, and cabotage by 15.2%.

    The share of the Caspian basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in January 2021 made 1%.

    54.8% of the total cargo traffic was crude oil, grain accounted for 19.9% and liquid foodstuffs for 8.5%.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in reefer cargo (up 3.9-fold), other bulk (grab) (up 2.6-fold) and foodstuffs (up 2.1-fold).

    The commodities that decreased were chemical and mineral fertilizers (-81.3%), ferrous metals (-57.6%) and piece cargo (-35.7%).

    Makhachkala accounted for 59.6% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Caspian basin sea ports in January. Astrakhan handled 36.4%, and Olya 4% of the total.


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