Arctic Basin Ports’ Throughput in February 2021: Ore Up

Arctic Basin Ports’ Throughput in February 2021: Ore 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 Russian Arctic basin ports in February 2021 decreased by 5.3% year-on-year. Cabotage declined by 14.3%. Import surged 9.9-fold. Export remained much on the previous year’s level.

    The share of the Arctic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in February 2021 amounted to 11.4%.

    48.4% of the total cargo traffic was crude oil, LNG accounted for 21.1% and coal and coke for 14.7%.

    The highest growth was in the metal scrap (up 5.3-fold), ore (+99.6%) and reefer cargo (+14.5%).

    The commodities that decreased the most were other bulk (grab) (-98.9%), ferrous metals (-52.8%), and piece cargo (-36.9%).

    Murmansk accounted for 61.6% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Arctic basin sea ports in February. Sabetta handled 29%, and Varandey 5.6% of the total.


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