Russian seaports' seven-month cargo throughput rose 3.4% to 483.42 million tonnes
Total cargo volume handled at Russian seaports in January-July, 2019 increased by 3.4% on the same period a year ago to 483.42 million tonnes, Rosmorrechflot press office reports.
The seven-month volume includes 214.22 million tonnes (-4.0%) of dry cargo and 269.21 (+ 10.1%) of liquid bulk cargo.
Handling of cargo at the seaports based in the Arctic basin increased by 22.9% to 60.73 million tonnes, including 17.62 million tonnes (+ 5.0%) of dry bulk cargo and 43.12 million tonnes (+ 32.1%) of liquid bulk cargo.
Freight throughput at the Baltic Sea seaports amounted to 151.38 million tonnes (+ 6.6%), including the volume of dry cargo – 64.78 million tonnes (+ 3.1%) and liquid bulk – 86.60 million tonnes (+9.4%).
Cargo traffic at the Azov-Black Sea basin ports in the seven-month period reached 43.92 million tonnes (-8.6%): 51.89 million tonnes of dry cargo (-24.8%), 92.02 million tonnes ( + 4.0%) of liquid bulk cargo.
Cargo volumes handled at sea ports of the Caspian basin soared 47.0% to 4.16 million tonnes. This figure includes 1.58 million tonnes of dry cargo (-1.7%) and 2.58 million tonnes (+211.0%) of liquid bulk cargo.
The Far Eastern basin ports also demonstrated strong results. In the reporting period the regional seaports handled 123.23 million tonnes (+ 6.3%), including 78.34 million tonnes (+ 7.4%) of dry cargo and 44.89 million tonnes (+4.3%) of liquid bulk cargo.