Baltic Basin Ports’ Throughput in March 2021: Coal and Coke Up

Baltic Basin Ports’ Throughput in March 2021: Coal and Coke 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 of the Baltic basin sea ports in March 2021 decreased by 8.9% year-on-year. Export was down 8.5%, import down 12.2%, and cabotage declined by 49.3%. Transit, on the contrary, grew by 66.8%.

    The share of the Baltic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian sea ports amounted to 27.6% in March 2021.

    More than half of the total was oil and products, with oil products accounting for 31.4% of the overall throughput, and crude oil for 20.5%. Coal and coke amounted to 18.9%.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in other general cargo (+61.6%), Ro-Ro (+30.7%) and coal and coke (+17.2%) segments.

    The commodities that decreased the most were grain (-60.6%), foodstuffs (-55.8%) and chemicals (-50.5%).

    Ust-Luga accounted for 42.3% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in March 2021, the Big Port of St. Petersburg handled 26.2%, and Primorsk 21% of the total.


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