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.