Far East Basin Ports’ Throughput in December 2021: Timber and Logs Down

Far East Basin Ports’ Throughput in December 2021: Timber and Logs Down

  • The total cargo throughput via the Russian Far East basin ports in December 2021 decreased by 3.2% year-by-year.

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

    According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, export declined by 6.2%, and transit by 61.2%. Cabotage was up 5.8%, and import up 48%.

    The share of the Far East basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in December 2021 amounted to 25.3%.

    Almost 75% in the Russian Far Eastern ports’ commodity structure is coal, oil and products. In December 2021, coal and coke accounted for 41.5% of the total volume, crude oil for 25.4% and oil products for 7.4%. Containerized cargo constituted 10.6% of the total.

    It should be noted that the highest growth rate was in the Ro-Ro (+66.5%), chemical and mineral fertilizers (+33.8%) and non-ferrous metals (+30.7%) segments.

    The commodities that decreased the most were grain (-47.9%), other bulk (suction) (-41.1%) and timber and logs (-38.2%).

    Vostochny accounted for 38.2% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Far East basin sea ports in December 2021. Vladivostok handled 13.4%, and Vanino 13.4% of the total.


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