The consolidated throughput of the stevedoring companies incorporated in Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Group made 76.3 mn tons during January-August 2021 increasing by 0.1% year-on-year.
In August, cargo traffic via NCSP grew by 22.3% year-on-year but decreased by 0.7% month-on-month.
Liquid bulk, which accounts for 78.8% of the aggregate throughput of the Group, was down 1.1% year-on-year to 60.6 mn tons during January-August 2021.
Crude oil declined 3.7% down to 36.2 mn tons during the 9 months of 2021. However, in August crude oil traffic was up 35% year-on-year and up 3.7% month-on-month to 4.6 mn tons.
Oil products throughput in January-July this year increased by 3.9% up to 23.6 mn tons.
Solid bulk increased by 4.2% year-on-year up to 4.8 mn tons. Sugar handling surged 17.4-fold to make 558.1 thousand tons. Coal grew by 5.4% up to 813.1 thousand tons, and chemicals by 61.7% up to 863.5 thousand tons.
All the other commodities in this segment declined with ferrous ore down 21.2% to 863.5 thousand tons, and other solid bulk down 37.8% to 24.2 thousand tons.
General cargo increased by 3.9% year-on-year to exceed 7.5 mn tons. Ferrous metals and cast iron grew by 4.6% to 6.7 mn tons supported by the rising demand and high prices in the global market, however, in August this category declined by 20.9% year-on-year and by 46.9% month-on-month making 481.3 thousand tons.
Non-ferrous metals decreased by 9.7% down to 594.8 thousand tons, timber and logs by 24.8% down to 83.4 thousand tons in January-August 2021. Perishables grew by 74.7% up to 182.7 thousand tons.
Container traffic grew mostly due to higher volumes handled by Baltic Stevedore Company in Baltiysk in Kaliningrad region.