9-month cargo turnover at Russian seaports up 9%

In January-September 2017, the total cargo turnover at Russian seaports increased by 9% year-on-year to 580.2 million tonnes, the Association of Commercial Sea Ports informed.

The dry cargo throughput in the accounting period was 272 million tonnes (+9.3%), including 115.6 million tonnes of coal (+13.4%), 35.4 million tonnes of containerized cargoes (+13%), 31.1 million tonnes of grain (+26.9%), 20.8 million tonnes of ferrous metals (-3.3%), 12.7 million tonnes of mineral fertilizers (+7.2%), 2.2 million tonnes of refrigerated cargoes (-1.8%).

Handling of liquid cargoes increased to 308.2 million tonnes (+8.8%), including 188.6 million tonnes of crude oil (+13.7%), 105.8 million tonnes of petroleum products (+0.7%) 10.5 million tonnes of liquefied gas (+8.8%).

Handling of export cargoes reached 447.6 million tonnes (+6.4%), handling of import cargoes was 26.7 million tonnes (+15.4%), handling of transit cargoes was 42.8 million tonnes (+17.3%), coastal freight volume reached 62.9 million tonnes (+21.5%).

The Arctic ports handled 54.4 million tonnes of cargoes (+56.3% year-on-year). The Baltic ports increased cargo throughput by 5.3% to 184.3 million tonnes. The cargo turnover at seaports of the Azov and Black Seas was 194.7 million tonnes (+8.3%). The Caspian maritime ports handled 2.7 million tonnes of cargoes (-36.5%), the cargo turnover at Far Eastern ports increased by 4.4% to 143.9 million tonnes.