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Russian Seaports Increased Traffic In 2021, But Has Not Yet Reached The Level Of 2019

Russian seaports increased traffic in 2021, but has not yet reached the level of 2019

Source: PortSEurope
Moscow, Russia (PortSEurope) January 20, 2022 – Total cargo handling by Russian seaports was 835.2 million tons in 2021, up +1.7% compared to 2020. Compared to 2019, the last year of more than 20 years of continuous growth, cargo turnover of Russian seaports has yet to overcome the negative effect of the “pandemic” 2020. Compared to 2019 (840.27 million tons), cargo turnover of Russian seaports in
2021 was 0.6% down. 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 by the country’s seaports. At the same time, the 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% compared to the results of 2020, to 412.8 million tons. The growth in the turnover of 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 among 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%). Roll-on cargo handling (ro-ro) 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 FSUE Rosmorport, the country’s largest port infrastructure operator, the company’s 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. All figures from the Federal Agency for Marine and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot) Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2022.

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