Cargo turnover at inland water ways of Azov-Don Basin up 5% to 3.51 million tonnes
As of 1 July 2018, cargo turnover at inland water ways of Azov-Don Basin totaled climbed by 5% to 1.989 million tonnes, says official website of Azov-Don Basin Administration.
Domestic cargo turnover grew by 2% to 514,000 tonnes, transit cargo turnover grew by 5% to 2.998 million tonnes.
From the beginning of the year, turnover of vessels totaled 1,113 including 999 vessels moving downward and 1,114 vessels moving upward (vs 2,077 units in the same period of 2017: 982 and 1,095 accordingly).
In June, total cargo turnover at inland water ways of Azov-Don Basin grew by 19%, year-on-year, to 1.523 million tonnes. Heavy fuel oil accounted for 32.6% of total turnover, wheat – 15.4%, diesel fuel – 14.2%. The flow of transit cargoes grew by 27% to 1.364 million tonnes, Domestic cargo turnover fell by 22% to 159,000 tonnes.
In June, turnover of vessels totaled 822 units (413 downward and 409 upward vs 789 units in June 2017 (388 downward and 401 upward).
The Federal Azov-Don Basin Administration is responsible for management and control of inland waterways of the Don River Don from the lower access channel of Lock No 15 (Tsimlyansk Reservoir) to the village of Aksai (the 3121-km stretch of the Don), except for Nikolayevsky and the Konstantinovsky hydroengineering facilities, and the tributaries of the Don River, Seversky Donets (from Krasny farm to the mouth) and the Manych River (from the Novo-Manychskaya Dam to the mouth). The total length of the Azov-Don Basin Administration managed inland waterways reaches 691.3 km.