Container Traffic via Arctic Basin Ports in August 2021 Down 14.9%

Container Traffic via Arctic Basin Ports in August 2021 Down 14.9%

  • 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 Arctic basin ports in August 2021 decreased by 14.9% year-on-year.

    Cabotage, which accounts for the major share of the total, declined by 13.4%. Import was down by 30.8%. Export was non-existent in August 2021.

    The share of the Arctic basin in the total container traffic via all the Russian seaports in August 2021 amounted to 2.9%.

    Laden container throughput in the Arctic decreased by 1.4% year-on-year. Reefer containers accounted for 3.7% of the total laden container traffic, and dry containers for 96.3%. Cabotage made 99.95% of all the laden containers, imports 0.15%.

    Empty container traffic dropped by 34%.

    The port of Dudinka accounted for 31.7% of the aggregate container throughput via the Russian Arctic basin sea ports in August. Murmansk handled 25.8% of the total, and Arkhangelsk 24.8%.


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