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Cargo Turnover Of Russian Seaports Increased By 1.7% Compared To 2020; Close To 2019 Levels

Cargo turnover of Russian seaports increased by 1.7% compared to 2020; close to 2019 levels

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Moscow, Russia (PortSEurope) January 18, 2022 – Cargo turnover of Russian seaports increased by 1.7% compared to 2020, to 835.2 million tons, reported Rosmorrechflot. The number has yet to exceed pre-Covid cargo traffic levels. In 2019 the total cargo figure was 376.03 million tons. Transshipment of liquid cargo increased by 1.5% to 422.4 million tons due to an increase in the transshipment of oil (by
1.3%) and oil products (by 2.7%). Dry cargo turnover increased by 2% to 412.8 million tons. To the milestone reached in 2019 (840.27 million tons), the cargo turnover of Russian seaports in 2021 was 0.6% short. At the same time, dry cargo exceeded that milestone, an increase of 9.8% from the level of 2019 (376.03 million tons) was recorded. In terms of liquid cargo, last year’s cargo turnover was 9% lower than in 2019, when 464.24 million tons were handled. Growth in dry cargo in 2021 was shown by the seaports of the Baltic (4.8%), Azov-Black Sea (2.4%) and Far Eastern (1.4%) basins. An increase in the volume of liquid cargo was recorded in the seaports of the Baltic (4.6%) and Azov-Black Sea (1.4%) basins. The largest increase in dry cargo was shown by transshipment of coal and coke – by 7.6% and cargo in containers – by 6.1%. The turnover of general cargo increased by 6% due to the growth in transshipment of ferrous metals (+7.8%), refrigerated cargo (+26.5%, including fish and fish products – by 40.2%), packaged cargo (+0 .3%) and other general cargo (+8.6%). Ro-Ro handling increased by 23.9%. Export cargo handled 660.9 million tons (+2.2%), import cargo – 40.5 million tons (+10.8%), transit – 64.2 million tons (+4.1%), cabotage – 69 .5 million tons (-8.7%). According to Rosmorport, the country’s largest port infrastructure operator, revenue from port dues for 2021, excluding investment port dues, increased by 1%, to 20.033 billion rubles, while the total volume indicators of serviced vessels decreased by 3%, to 1.78 billion GT, including due to a decrease in ship calls in foreign navigation by 1.3%, to 1.442 billion GT, and coastal ships – by 9.8%, to 338.17 million GT. Number from Rosmorrechflot Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2022.

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