Caspian Basin Ports’ Throughput in October 2021: Grain Up

Caspian Basin Ports’ Throughput in October 2021: Grain Up

  • The total cargo throughput via the Caspian basin ports in October 2021 declined by 14.7% year-on-year.

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

    According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, transit was down 21.9%, import down 29.5%, cabotage decreased by 63.2%. Export, on the contrary, grew by 16.4%.

    The share of the Caspian basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in October 2021 made 0.8%.

    51.2% of the total cargo traffic was crude oil, grain accounted for 29.7% and timber and logs for 9.5%.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in other bulk (suction) (+76.9%), grain (+22%), and other general cargo (+21.7%).

    The commodities that decreased were ferrous metals (-98.3%), piece cargo (-68%) and liquid foodstuffs (-36.1%).

    Makhachkala accounted for 59.8% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Caspian basin sea ports in October. Astrakhan handled 35.9%, and Olya 4.4% of the total.


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