Cargo turnover of Russian seaports in 8 months of 2020 decreased by 2.4%, mainly due to decrease in bulk cargo transshipment
Cargo transshipment in the seaports of Russia in January-August 2020 decreased by 2.4% compared to the same period last year, to 544.21 million tons, the press-service of Rosmorrechflot reports. At the same time, the dry cargo transshipment increased by 4.2%, amounting to 259.38 million tons, and bulk cargo transshipment decreased by 7.7%, to 284.83 million tons.
The cargo turnover of the seaports of the Arctic basin showed the largest decrease in comparison with other basins (-8.8%), reaching to 63.64 million tons. The dry cargo transshipment of which amounted to 19.15 million tons (-6.9%), bulk cargo - 44.49 million tons (-9.6%).
The cargo turnover of the seaports of the Baltic basin amounted to 162.93 million tons (-5.3%), dry cargo transshipment of which amounted to 72.78 million tons (-1.9%), bulk cargo - 90.15 million tons (-7 ,8%).
The cargo turnover of the seaports of the Azov-Black Sea basin amounted to 163.82 million tons (-3.0%), of which the dry cargo transshipment amounted to 68.59 million tons (+ 11.0%), bulk cargo - 95.23 million tons ( -11.0%).
For the third year in a row, the cargo turnover of the seaports of the Caspian basin has shown growth rates that exceeds the rest of Russia’s marine basins. For eight months, it added 13.5% and amounted to 5.62 million tons, of which the dry cargo transshipment amounted to 2.39 million tons (+ 25.4%), bulk cargo - 3.23 million tons (+ 6.0 %).
The cargo turnover of the seaports of the Far East basin amounted to 148.2 million tons (+ 4.3%), of which the dry cargo transshipment amounted to 96.47 million tons (+ 6.6%), bulk cargo - 51.73 million tons (+ 0.3%).Photo from the Rosmorrechflot official website