Azov and Black Sea Basin Throughput in May 2021: Coal and Coke Up

Azov and Black Sea Basin Throughput in May 2021: Coal and Coke 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 via the Azov and Black Sea basin ports in May 2021 increased by 7.4% year-on-year. Import grew by 4.8%, transit by 7.8%, and export by 12.3%. Cabotage, on the contrary, decreased by 35.1%.

    The share of the Azov and Black Sea basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in May 2021 amounted to 28.9%.

    More than half of the total was oil and products, with crude oil accounting for 33.9% of the overall throughput, and oil products for 23.7%. The share of coal and coke amounted to 14.4%. Grain made 7.7% of the total.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in the coal and coke segment (up 2.1-fold), timber and logs (up 2-fold), and piece cargo (up 33.1%).

    The commodities that decreased the most were liquefied gas (-58.6%), foodstuffs (-54.2%) and chemical (-47.4%).

    Novorossiysk accounted for 56.3% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Azov and Black basin sea ports in May. Taman handled 13.5%, and Tuapse 11.4% of the total.


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