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.