Baltic Basin Ports’ Throughput in May 2021 Metal Scrap Up

Baltic Basin Ports’ Throughput in May 2021 Metal Scrap Up

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

    According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Baltic basin sea ports in May 2021 decreased by 4.8% year-on-year. Export was down 6.6%, and cabotage down 13%. Import grew by 15%, and transit by 17.7%.

    The share of the Baltic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian sea ports amounted to 30.6% in May 2021.

    More than half of the total was oil and products, with oil products accounting for 29.2% of the overall throughput, and crude oil for 23.5%. The share of coal and coke amounted to 18.2% of the total.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in Ro-Ro (+79.9%), ore (+65.4%) and metal scrap (+59.2%) segments.

    The commodities that decreased the most were foodstuffs (-58.9%), timber and logs (-43.1%) and grain (-36.5%).

    Ust-Luga accounted for 42.5% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in May 2021, the Big Port of St. Petersburg handled 24.7%, and Primorsk 21.7% of the total.


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