Caspian Basin Ports’ Throughput in February 2021: Grain Down

Caspian Basin Ports’ Throughput in February 2021: Grain Down

  • 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 Caspian basin ports in February 2021 declined by 18.7% year-on-year. Transit was down 10.9%, export down 23.7%, and import dropped by 61.2%. Cabotage, on the contrary, increased by 70.9%.

    The share of the Caspian basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in February 2021 made 0.9%.

    54.5% of the total cargo traffic was crude oil, grain accounted for 23.5% and liquid foodstuffs for 10.6%.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in reefer cargo (up 3-fold), liquid foodstuffs (+70%) and containerized cargo (+9.1%).

    The commodities that decreased the most were piece cargo (-79.7%), ferrous metals (-50%) and grain (-44.8%).

    Makhachkala accounted for 60.8% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Caspian basin sea ports in February. Astrakhan handled 30.3%, and Olya 9% of the total.


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