According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total container throughput via Russia’s Caspian basin ports in February 2021 surged 2.3-fold year-on-year. Cabotage grew by 61.5%, export by 63.6%, and import was up 3.3-fold.
The share of the Caspian basin in the total container traffic via all the Russian seaports in February 2021 amounted to 0.06%.
Laden container throughput in the Caspian was up 18.3%. Reefer containers were non-existent in February. Imports made 69% of all the laden containers, exports accounted for 19.4%, and cabotage for 11.6% of the total.
Empty container traffic surged 63-fold.
The port of Astrakhan accounted for 64.7% of the aggregate container throughput via the Russian Caspian basin ports in February. Olya handled 35.3% of the total.