Russian Ports’ Throughput in August 2021: Ro-Ro Up

Russian Ports’ Throughput in August 2021: Ro-Ro 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 Russian sea ports in August 2021 increased by 0.7% year-on-year.

    Export grew by 7.5%, import by 12.4%. Transit was down 13.3%, and cabotage down 38.8%.

    Almost 50% in the Russian sea ports’ commodity structure was oil and products. In August, crude oil accounted for 26.4% of the total volume and oil products for 18.6%. Coal and coke constituted 24.2% of the total.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in the sugar segment (up 6.1-fold), Ro-Ro (+42.5%) and metal scrap (+40.6%).

    The commodities that decreased the most were metal scrap (-38.8%), liquefied gas (-38.8%) and liquid chemicals (-30.4%).

    The Azov and Black Sea basin accounted for 32.5% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian sea ports in August. The Baltic basin handled 30.3%, the Far Eastern basin accounted for 25.3%, the Arctic basin for 11.1% and the Caspian basin for 0.9% of the total.


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