Caspian Basin Ports’ Throughput in December 2021: Import Doubles

Caspian Basin Ports’ Throughput in December 2021: Import Doubles

  • The total cargo throughput via the Caspian basin ports in December 2021 declined by 24.8% year-on-year.

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

    According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, export was down 6.2%, transit decreased by 42.7%, and cabotage by 57.3%. Import surged 2.2-fold.

    The share of the Caspian basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in December 2021 made 0.7%.

    46.1% of the total cargo traffic was crude oil, grain accounted for 26.4% and timber and logs for 9.8%.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in other bulk (suction) (up 4-fold), piece cargo (up 3-fold), and other general cargo (up 2.4-fold).

    The commodities that decreased were foodstuffs (-97.3%), Ro-Ro (-91.7%) and crude oil (-42.9%).

    Makhachkala accounted for 62.1% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Caspian basin sea ports in December. Astrakhan handled 34.4%, and Olya 3.5% of the total.


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