Azov and Black Sea Basin Throughput in March 2021: Sugar Up

Azov and Black Sea Basin Throughput in March 2021: Sugar 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 Azov and Black Sea basin ports in March 2021 decreased by 12.1% year-on-year. Export declined by 9%, transit was down 19.2%, and cabotage down 35%. Import, on the contrary, grew by 26.7%.

    The share of the Azov and Black Sea basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in March 2021 amounted to 31.1%.

    More than half of the total was oil and products, with crude oil accounting for 31.9% of the overall throughput, and oil products for 23.1%. Coal and coke amount to 13.5%. Grain constituted 11.3% of the total.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in the sugar segment (up 6.4-fold), reefers cargo (up 3-fold), piece cargo (up 2.2-fold).

    The commodities that decreased the most were Ro-Ro (-71.1%), other bulk (grab) (-45.9%) and metal scrap (-45.8%).

    Novorossiysk accounted for 56.1% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Azov and Black basin sea ports in March. Taman handled 15.2%, and Tuapse 9.8% of the total.


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