Caspian Basin Ports’ Throughput in August 2021: Liquid Food Products Up

Caspian Basin Ports’ Throughput in August 2021: Liquid Food Products Up

  • According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput via the Caspian basin ports in August 2021 declined by 8.8% year-on-year. Transit was down 8.4%, import down 9.7%, cabotage decreased by 50.5%. Export, on the contrary, grew by 3.6%.

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

    The share of the Caspian basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in August 2021 made 0.9%.

    55.4% of the total cargo traffic was crude oil, grain accounted for 19.6% and liquid foodstuffs for 12.4%.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in liquid foodstuffs (up 2.5-fold), containerized cargo (+73.3%), and other bulk (grab) cargo (+35.4%).

    The commodities that decreased were piece cargo (-75.9%), ferrous metals (-44.4%) and other general cargo (-38.4%).

    Makhachkala accounted for 64% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Caspian basin sea ports in August. Astrakhan handled 33.1%, and Olya 3% of the total.


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