Container Traffic via Baltic Basin Ports in May 2021 Up 5%

Container Traffic via Baltic Basin Ports in May 2021 Up 5%

  • 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 Baltic basin ports in May 2021 increased by 5% year-on-year. Export was up 4.5%, import declined by 1.1%. Transit made 7 thousand TEU, with Kaliningrad handling the entire volume.

    The share of the Baltic basin in the total container traffic via all the Russian seaports in May 2021 amounted to 44.5%.

    Laden container throughput grew by 10.6% year-on-year. Reefer containers accounted for 14.2% of the total laden container traffic, and dry containers for 85.8%. Transit made 3.6% of all the laden containers, exports 41.3%, and imports 55%.

    Empty container traffic was down 20.5%.

    The Big Port of St. Petersburg accounted for 82.9% of the aggregate container throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in May. Kaliningrad handled 16.1%, and Ust-Luga 1% of the total.


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