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.