Azov and Black Sea Basin Throughput in February 2021: Coal and Coke Up

Azov and Black Sea Basin Throughput in February 2021: Coal and Coke Up

  • 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 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.


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