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Taganrog Commercial Sea Port Reports Cargo Traffic Down 8% In March

Taganrog Commercial Sea Port reports cargo traffic down 8% in March

Source: PortSEurope
In the first quarter of 2020, the cargo turnover of Taganrog Commercial Sea Port JSC (TagMTP) was to 304,000 tons, down 8% less than in the same period last year. The decrease is due to the drop in business activity in the foreign trade markets of the port’s main cargo range – coal and grain – April 28, 2021 General cargo showed significant growth, the handling
volume of which increased 4.3 times, up to 132,000 tons. Transshipment of metals increased to 110,000 tons, which is 4.6 times higher than the reporting period last year. The volume of cargo handling in big bags and boxes increased 3.3 times and amounted to 21,000 tons. A decrease was seen in the segment of dry bulk and bulk cargo, the transshipment of which decreased by 44%, amounting to 139,000. Grain transshipment in January-March of this year decreased by 48%, to 56,000 tons. The decrease is associated with the introduction of restrictions on the export of certain types of grain. The volume of handled ore and coke increased by 3% to 27,000 tons. Due to the deteriorating market conditions, coal transshipment decreased by 52%, amounting to 56,000 tons. The unstable situation in the world market of oil products led to a decrease in the volume of liquid cargo transshipment by 35%, to 32,000 tons. The container turnover of TagMTP for the first quarter of 2021 increased 3.6 times and amounted to 1,100 TEU (1,100 tons). In general, in the reporting period, TagMTP handled 288,400 tons of export cargo and 3,500 tons of import cargo. The volume of coastal transshipment amounted to 11,800 tons. In the structure of the company’s cargo turnover, export cargo amounted to 95%, cabotage cargo – 4%, the share of import cargo was 1%. In total, in January-March 2021, 3387 railway wagons and 77 ships were handled at the TagMTP berths. JSC Taganrog Commercial Sea Port is the main stevedore operator of the Taganrog seaport, one of the key sea freight operators in the Azov basin. Source: TagMTP

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