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17 October 2019

Cargo Traffic through Russian Seaports for the Third Quarter of 2019 Review

According to data of the Russian Seaports Association within nine months of 2019, Russian seaport throughput results reached 626.8 million tons of freight, which is on 2.8% more than the same period last year. Export traffic through Russian seaports amounted to 488 million tons (↑4.9%), import – 27.9 million tons (↑3.5%), transit – 49.5 million tons (↑4.9%), cabotage – 61.4 million tons (↓13.1%).

From total throughput:

Dry cargo

280.1 million tons ↓4.4%,

such as:

Liquid cargo

346.7 million tons ↑9.4%,

such as:

Coal – 131.8 million tons ↑8.1%
Grains – 28.1 million tons ↓34.5%
Ferrous metals – 20.1 million tons ↓12.1%
Mineral fertilizers – 13.7 million tons ↑3.1%
Ores – 6.7 million tons ↑30.6%
Timber – 3.8 million tons ↓7.8%

Crude oil – 207.9 million tons ↑11.1%
Petroleum products – 110.4 million tons ↓0.4%
Liquid gas – 24.4 million tons ↑150%

Container shipping we consider as a sample category. From January to Septemper of 2019 the throughput of container traffic through Russian Seaports increased by 5.1%. In reporting period all Russian seaport handled 3.96 million TEU, which is 42 million tons on weight (↑5.9%), including: import – 1.69 million TEU (↑6.2%), export – 1.62 million TEU (↑3.6%), cabotage – 570.5 thousand TEU (↑4.6%), transit – 77.2 thousand TEU (↑18.5%).

Container turnover decreased only in port of Azov-Black Sea Basin, aggregate data from other Russian seaports shown increased.

Breakdown by sea basins:

Baltic BasinThroughput
193 million tons ↑6%
Container turnover
1.98 million TEU ↑6.8%

Dry cargo
83.3 million tons ↑2.5%
Liquid cargo
109.8 million tons ↑8.8%

Export
976.6 thousand TEU ↑5.8%
laden – 704.4 thousand TEU ↑8.7%
empty – 272.1 thousand TEU ↓1.1%
Import
1 million TEU ↑7.8%
laden – 931.4 thousand TEU ↑4.3%
empty – 76.7 thousand TEU ↑78.8%
Big port of Saint-Petersburg
44.9 million tons ↑1.6%1.69 million TEU ↑5.3%
Port of Ust-Luga
77.5 million tons ↑7%46.2 thousand TEU ↓18.6%
Azov – Black Sea BasinThroughput
191.2 million tons ↓7.5%
Container turnover
561.7 thousand TEU ↓2.5%
Dry cargo
70.7 million tons ↓23.2%
Liquid cargo
120.5 million tons ↑5.1%
Export
285.6 thousand TEU ↓0.2%
Import
277.7 thousand TEU ↓1.4%
Cabotage
1.02 thousand TEU ↓89.9%
Transit
0.37 thousand TEU ↓64.5%
Far East BasinThroughput
158.5 million tons ↑5.2%
Container turnover
1.3 million TEU ↑6.8%
Dry cargo
100.7 million tons ↑5.7%
Liquid cargo
57.8 million tons ↑4.4%
Cabotage
459.4 thousand TEU ↑8.7%
Import
404.4 thousand TEU ↑8.1%
Export
359.6 thousand TEU↑0.9%
Transit
76.8 thousand TEU ↑19.8%
Arctic Basin 
 
Throughput
78.6 million tons ↑17.5%
Container turnover
111.7 thousand TEU ↓2%
Dry cargo
23.5 million tons ↑4.1%
Liquid cargo
55.1 million tons ↑24.2%
 
Caspian Basin Throughput
5.5 million tons ↑150%
Container turnover
1.99 thousand TEU ↑25.7%
Dry cargo
2 million tons ↑0.8%
Liquid cargo
3.5 million tons ↑210%
 

The biggest of throughput by the end of III quarter of 2019 still shown in port of Sabetta and Makhachkala, in January-September 2019 increased of throughput there amounted to 190% and 180%, to 20.7 million tons and 3.3 million tons respectively. The highest throughput was fixed in port of Novorossiysk – 116.7 million tons (↑1%), the next is port of Ust-Luga – 77.5 million tons (↑7%) and port of Vostochny – 54.6 million tons (↑4.4%).

The Big port of Saint-Petersburg is maintaining his lead in terms of container turnover – 1.69 million TEU, below is port of Vladivostok – 766.8 thousand TEU (↑12.6%), and next is port of Novorossiysk – 552.9 thousand TEU (↓2.1). Among the Stevedores the highest container turnover fixed in JSC “Container terminal Saint-Petersburg” – 581.6 thousand TEU (↑5.7%), JSC “First Container Terminal” – 486.7 thousand TEU (↑6.5%) and PJSC “Commercial Port of Vladivostok” – 449.8 thousand TEU (↑14.5%).