Caspian Basin Ports’ Throughput in March 2021: Grain Down

Caspian Basin Ports’ Throughput in March 2021: Grain 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 Caspian basin ports in March 2021 declined by 8.6% year-on-year. Export was down 23%. Transit grew by 1.6%, import increased by 11.8%, cabotage by 14.1%.

    The share of the Caspian basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in March 2021 made 1%.

    53.8% of the total cargo traffic was crude oil, grain accounted for 24.6% and liquid foodstuffs for 8.6%.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in other bulk (grab) (up 5.9-fold), reefer cargo (up 4.4-fold) and other bulk (suction) (up 2.5-fold).

    The commodities that decreased were piece cargo (-60.4%), other general cargo (-37.1%) and grain (-32.4%).

    Makhachkala accounted for 57% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Caspian basin sea ports in March. Astrakhan handled 33.2%, and Olya 9.8% of the total.


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