Friday, 15 October 2021 11:58 GMT

Russia’s seaports witness increase in cargo turnover yoy, decrease in liquid freight shipments

(MENAFN) A report from the state water transport regulator shows that the freight turnover of Russia’s seaports in the first eight months of the year surged by 1.6 percent against the very period of 2020, reaching 552.75 million tons.

Overall volume of dry freight transshipment surged 5.8 percent hitting 274.15 million tons, said Rosmorrechflot. Nonetheless, overall liquid freight shipments climbed by 2.2 percent against last year, reaching 278.6 million tons.

The freight turnover of seaports in the Azov-Black Sea basin witnessed the greatest rise, surging by 3.8 percent to 169.89 million tons. Baltic seaports freight transshipment also climbed by 1.6 percent and hit 165.58 million tons, as did the turnover of the seaports in the Far Eastern basin, to 149.97 million tons (a rise by 1.3 percent), of which the volume of dry freight transshipment jumped 4.1 percent – to 100.32 million tons.

Nevertheless, Arctic seaports demonstrated a fall of 1.9 percent and stood at 62.48 million tons, because of a decline in liquid freight shipments. The same can be said regarding the ports of the Caspian basin, where freight turnover decreased by a robust 13.7 percent to a mere 4.83 million tons. The decline was due to the ongoing decrease in dry freight handling (a fall by 31.9 percent), as well as a broader decline in liquid freight shipments.

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