Baltic Basin Ports’ Throughput in November 2021: Ore Up

Baltic Basin Ports’ Throughput in November 2021: Ore Up

  • The total cargo throughput of the Baltic basin sea ports in November 2021 grew by 13.4% year-on-year. Import increased by 6.3%, export by 14.8% and cabotage by 31.8%. Transit, on the contrary, declined by 28.5%.

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

    According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the share of the Baltic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian sea ports amounted to 32.7% in November 2021.

    Almost half of the total was oil and products, with accounting oil products for 28.6% of the overall throughput, and crude oil for 25.3%. Coal and coke amounting to 16%.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in ore (up 7-fold), crude oil (up 5.2-fold) and grain (up 2.3-fold) segments.

    The commodities that decreased the most were metal scrap (-39.6%), other bulk (suction) (-36.7%) and other bulk (grab) (-27.6%).

    Ust-Luga accounted for 43.7% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in November 2021, Primorsk handled 22.5%, and the Big Port of St. Petersburg 22.4% of the total.


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