Throughput of port Azov in 8M’19 fell by 22% to 6.78 million tonnes
In January-August 2019, seaport of Azov handled 6.782 million tonnes of cargo, down 22%, year-on-year. According to the stevedoring companies’ statistics, internal turnover of Azov seaport fell by 24% to 5.386 million tonnes.
Imports remained flat at 271,000 tonnes, exports fell by 2% to 3.100 million tonnes, short-sea traffic – by 45% to 2.15 million tonnes, transit – by 13% to 1.396 million tonnes .
In the reporting period, coal transshipment grew by 49% to 1.224 million tonnes. Transshipment of grain dropped by 7% to 3.564 million tonnes, oil products – by 10% to 1.629 million tonnes.
Turnover of vessels at the port of Azov totaled 2,206 arrivals and 2,218 departures versus 2,824 arrivals and 2,824 departures in the 8-months period of the previous year.
Port of Azov is situated on the banks of the Don river. It is the main gateway between the Mediterranean Sea with the inland waterways of Russia and the Caspian Sea, for freight flows to the central part of Russia, the Urals and Central Asia. The boundaries of the port's basin include the River Don from the 3151.0-km stretch, the Koysug River to the receiving Buoy No 1 of Azov-Don Sea Canal, including outer anchorage No. 6 and the Calancea bayou to Dugino stop-over point.