Container Traffic via Arctic Basin Ports in March 2021 Down 4.3%

Container Traffic via Arctic Basin Ports in March 2021 Down 4.3%

  • The article is based on SeaNews PORTSTAT online service (available for SeaNews subsribers).

    According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total container throughput via the Arctic basin ports in March 2021 decreased by 4.3% year-on-year. Cabotage, which accounts for the major share of the total, declined by 3%. Export dropped 50%. Import was non-existent in March.

    The share of the Arctic basin in the total container traffic via all the Russian seaports in March 2021 amounted to 2.7%.

    Laden container throughput in the Arctic decreased by 5.8% year-on-year. Reefer containers accounted for 2.4% of the total laden container traffic, and dry containers for 97.6%. Cabotage made 99.8% of all the laden containers, and exports 0.2%.

    Empty container traffic declined by 1.3%.

    The port of Dudinka accounted for 42.8% of the aggregate container throughput via the Russian Arctic basin sea ports in March. Murmansk handled 30.7% of the total, and Arkhangelsk 24.2%.


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