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1 August 2019

Cargo Traffic through Russian Seaports in the First Half of 2019 Review

According to data of the Russian Seaports Association within six months of 2019, Russian seaport throughput results reached 409 million tons of freight, which is on 2.8% more than the same period last year. Export traffic through Russian seaports amounted to 320.6 million tons (↑5%), import – 18.7 million tons (↑3.2%), transit – 32.3 million tons (↑1.3%), cabotage – 37.4 million tons (↓11.5%).

From total throughput:

Dry cargo

179.7 million tons ↓4.8%,

such as:

Liquid cargo

229.3 million tons ↑9.7%,

such as:

Coal – 70.5 million tons ↑10.8%
Grains – 12.2 million tons ↓46.9%
Ferrous metals – 14 million tons ↓9.8%
Mineral fertilizers – 8.9 million tons ↓3.3%
Ores – 3.9 million tons ↑10%
Timber – 2.6 million tons ↓6.6%

Crude oil – 138.2 million tons ↑12.1%
Petroleum products – 71.4 million tons ↓1.6%
Liquid gas – 16.5 million tons ↑160%

Container shipping we consider as a sample category. From January to June of 2019 the throughput of container traffic through Russian Seaports increased by 5.2%. In reporting period all Russian seaport handled 2.65 million TEU, which is 28 million tons on weight (↑6.5%), including: import – 1.14 million TEU (↑5.2%), export – 1.10 million TEU (↑3.6%), cabotage – 359.85 thousand TEU (↑6.7%), transit – 51.52 thousand TEU (↑33.3%).

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
130.8 million tons ↑6.1%
Container turnover
645.33 thousand TEU ↑11.7%
Dry cargo
55.5 million tons ↑2.6%
Liquid cargo
74.5 million tons ↑8.8%
Export
661.59 thousand TEU ↑7.4%
Import
680.65 thousand TEU ↑7.7%
Big port of Saint-Petersburg
30.1 million tons ↑1.2%1.15 million TEU ↑5.9%
Port of Ust-Luga
54.3 million tons ↑10.6%29.3 thousand TEU ↓24.5%
Azov – Black Sea BasinThroughput
118.9 million tons ↓10.8%
Container turnover
403.2 thousand TEU ↓6.2%
Dry cargo
41.6 million tons ↓28.3%
Liquid cargo
77.3 million tons ↑2.3%
Export
203.9 thousand TEU ↓4.1%
Import
198.46 thousand TEU ↓5.1%
Cabotage
0.56 thousand TEU ↓92.4%
Transit
0.24 thousand TEU ↓63.9%
Far East BasinThroughput
104.9 million tons ↑6.8%
Container turnover
831.86 thousand TEU ↑7.6%
Dry cargo
66.4 million tons ↑8.6%
Liquid cargo
38.5 million tons ↑3.9%
Cabotage
287.9 thousand TEU ↑10%
Import
256.75 thousand TEU ↑7.6%
Export
235.91 thousand TEU↑0.5%
Transit
51.28 thousand TEU ↑35%
Arctic Basin 
 
Throughput
51.7 million tons ↑25.1%
Container turnover
72.15 thousand TEU ↑4.3%
Dry cargo
14.9 million tons ↑5.5%
Liquid cargo
36.7 million tons ↑35.3%
 
Caspian Basin Throughput
3.5 million tons ↑44.1%
Container turnover
1.36 thousand TEU ↑38.8%
Dry cargo
1.3 million tons ↓7.6%
Liquid cargo
2.2 million tons ↑210%
 

The biggest of throughput by the end of I half of 2019 shown in port of Sabetta and Makhachkala, in January-June 2019 increased of throughput there amounted to 220% and 170%, to 13.8 million tons and 2.2 million tons respectively.In spite of decreased of loading volume the highest throughput was fixed in port of Novorossiysk – 75 million tons (↓ 3.6%), the next is port of Ust-Luga – 54.3 million tons (↑10.6%) and port of Vostochny – 36.8 million tons (↑8.8%).

The Big port of Saint-Petersburg is maintaining his lead in terms of container turnover – 1.15 million TEU, below is port of Vladivostok – 482.2 thousand TEU (↑11.1%), and next is port of Novorossiysk – 397.5 thousand TEU (↓5.8). Among the Stevedores the highest container turnover fixed in JSC “Container terminal Saint-Petersburg” – 402.15 thousand TEU (↑7.4%), JSC “First Container Terminal” – 320.46 thousand TEU (↑6%) and PJSC “Commercial Port of Vladivostok” – 283.8 thousand TEU (↑14.2%).

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