Baltic Basin Ports’ Throughput in December 2021: Crude Oil Up

Baltic Basin Ports’ Throughput in December 2021: Crude Oil Up

  • The total cargo throughput of the Baltic basin sea ports in December 2021 grew by 5.1% year-on-year. Import increased by 0.9%, export by 5.2%, transit by 6.6%, and cabotage by 29.1%.

    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 31.2% in December 2021.

    More than half of the total was oil and products, with oil products accounting for 28.4% of the overall throughput, and crude oil for 25.6%. The share of coal and coke amounted to 15.7%.

    The highest growth was in ore (up 3.3-fold), grain (up 3.2-fold) and crude oil (+49.1%) segments.

    The commodities that decreased the most were other bulk (suction) (-43.8%), chemicals (-39.6%) and other bulk (grab) cargo (-37.1%).

    Ust-Luga accounted for 45.1% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in December 2021, the Big Port of St. Petersburg handled 23.6%, and Primorsk 21.4% of the total.


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