Container Traffic via Arctic Basin Ports Down 6.2% in February 2021

Container Traffic via Arctic Basin Ports Down 6.2% in February 2021

  • 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 Arctic basin ports in February 2021 decreased by 6.2% year-on-year. Cabotage, which accounts for the major share of the total, declined by 4.8%. Export dropped by 42.9%. Import was non-existent in February.

    The share of the Arctic basin in the total container traffic via all the Russian seaports in February 2021 amounted to 2.9%.

    Laden container throughput in the Arctic decreased by 0.4% year-on-year. Reefer containers accounted for 3.3% of the total laden container traffic, and dry containers for 96.7%. Cabotage made 99.8% of all the laden containers, and exports 0.2%.

    Empty container traffic declined by 15.3%.

    The port of Dudinka accounted for 53.3% of the aggregate container throughput via the Russian Arctic basin sea ports in February. Murmansk handled 29.8% of the total, and Arkhangelsk 16.5%.


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