Caspian Basin Ports’ Throughput in April 2021: Grain Down

Caspian Basin Ports’ Throughput in April 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 April 2021 declined by 27.6% year-on-year. Transit was down 12.6%, export decreased by 49.1%, cabotage by 61%. Import, on the contrary, grew by 23%.

    The share of the Caspian basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in April 2021 made 0.8%.

    56% of the total cargo traffic was crude oil, grain accounted for 13.7% and liquid foodstuffs for 11.4%.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in other bulk (grab) (up 5.5-fold), reefer cargo (up 3-fold) and ferrous metals (up 2.1-fold) segments.

    The commodities that decreased the most were grain (-70.7%), Ro-Ro (-65.2%) and other bulk (suction) (-50%).

    Makhachkala accounted for 60.7% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Caspian basin sea ports in April. Astrakhan handled 35.9%, and Olya 3.4% of the total.


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