According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput via the Azov and Black Sea basin ports in February 2021 increased by 15.3% year-on-year. Transit grew by 9.9%, export by 22.1%. Import was down 5.1%, and cabotage down 26%.
The share of the Azov and Black Sea basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in February 2021 amounted to 33.5%.
More than half of the total was oil and products, with crude oil accounting for 32.3% of the overall throughput, and oil products for 23.5%. Grain amounted to 18.4%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in the coal and coke segment (+72%), grain (+67.9%), and piece cargo (+42.3%).
The commodities that decreased the most were Ro-Ro (-75.9%), other bulk (grab) (-43.9%) and other bulk (suction) (-40.8%).
Novorossiysk accounted for 58.7% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Azov and Black basin sea ports in February. Taman handled 13.4%, and Tuapse 9.8% of the total.