Far East Basin Ports’ Throughput in March 2021: Liquefied Gas Down

Far East Basin Ports’ Throughput in March 2021: Liquefied Gas 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 Far East basin ports in March 2021 increased by 2.6% year-on-year. Export grew by 1.1%, cabotage was up 1.8%, and import up 45.8%. Transit, on the contrary, declined by 11.2%

    The share of the Far East basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in March 2021 amounted to 27.4%.

    More than 75% in the Russian Far Eastern ports’ commodity structure is coal, oil and products. In March 2021, coal and coke accounted for 49% of the total volume, crude oil for 22.2% and oil products for 6.8%. Containerized cargo constituted 9.4% of the total.

    It should be noted that the highest growth rate was in the other bulk (suction) segment (up 2.8-fold), non-ferrous metals (up 2.5-fold) and other bulk (grab) (up 2.1-fold).

    The commodities that decreased the most were liquefied gas (-45.6%), chemical and mineral fertilizers (-40.9%) and timber and logs (-31.9%).

    Vostochny accounted for 36.7% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Far East basin sea ports in March. Vanino handled 17.9%, and Vladivostok 14.1% of the total.


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