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Portnews 27.01.2009
Throughput of Russian seaports up 1.1% to 454.6 mln t in 2008

In 2008, Russian seaports handled 454.6 million tonnes of cargo (+1.1%, year-on-year) including 191.8 million tonnes of dry cargo (+3.6%) mainly due to a 5.2-pct growth of dry bulk (to 75.8 million tonnes) and 5.9-pct growth of cargo transported in large-capacity containers (to 32.1 million tonnes). in the reported period, transshipment of liquid bulk cargo fell by 0.6% to 262.8 million tonnes mainly due to a 1.9-pct decrease of crude shipment.

 
Export accounted for 75.6% of the total throughput, import – 9.3%, transit Ц 8.7%, coastal trade cargo Ц 6.4%, which makes 343.9 million tonnes, 42.1 million tonnes, 39.4 million tonnes and 29.3 million tonnes respectively.

 
In the sector of dry cargo export transshipment of timber fell by 37.5%, grain – by 8.2%, chemical mineral fertilizers Ц by 4.2%, cargo in large-capacity containers Ц by 4.7%.

 
Major dry cargo export still falls on coal – 53.0 million tonnes (+5.3%), metal Ц 24.1 mln t (+0.7%), mineral fertilizers Ц 11.7 million tonnes (-4.2%), timber Ц 8.9 million tonnes (-37.5%).

 
Transshipment of transit cargo increased by 0.6% (dry cargo up 1.5 times, liquid bulk cargo – down by 0.9%); coastal trade cargo Ц by 22.4% (dry cargo Ц by 27.0%, liquid bulk cargo Ц by 17.7%).

 
Sea terminal of the North-West Basin increased their throughput by 2.6% to 215.0 million tonnes while the result demonstrated by the ports of the South and the Far East Basins almost stayed at the level of the previous year with a slight fall in the South Basin (-0.5%) and a slight growth in the Far East Basin (+0.5%) amounting to 159.2 million tonnes and 80.4 million tonnes respectively.

 
In 2008, ASOP members handled 221.3 million tonnes which makes 48.7% of the total throughput. ASOP members of the North-West Basin handled 72.9 million tonnes (at the level of 2007). The growth was demonstrated by the following companies: Archangelsk Sea Commercial Port OJSC – 1.7 million tonnes (+19.8%), Port Vyborg LLC Ц 1.3 million tonnes (+17%), Petersburg Container Terminal CJSC Ц 11.4 million tonnes (+8.8%), BBT OJSC Ц 5.3 million tonnes (+4.5%), Petersburg Oil Terminal CJSC Ц 11.8 million tonnes (+2.8%), Petrolesport CJSC Ц 7.5 million tonnes (+8.1%). The following companies decreased their throughput: Port Vysotsk LLC Ц 2.96 million tonnes (-31.4%), Sea Port St. Petersburg OJSC Ц 10.9 million tonnes (-8.6%); Murmansk Commercial Seaport OJSC Ц 14.3 million tonnes (-0.8%).

 
ASOP members of the South Basin handled 103.9 million tonnes (at the level of 2007). The growth was demonstrated by the following companies: Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port OJSC – 72.8 million tonnes (+1.5%); Novolesexport OJSC Ц 2.7 million tonnes (+5.3%), Commercial Seaport of Makhachkala FSUE Ц 6.4 million tonnes (+2.1%). The following companies decreased their throughput: Commercial Seaport of Yeisk OJSC Ц 1.1 million tonnes (-23%), Commercial Seaport of Tuapse OJSC Ц 19.4 million tonnes (-0.9%), Commercial Seaport of Taganrog OJSC Ц 1.4 million tonnes (-31.1%).

 
ASOP members of the Far East Basin handled 44.5 million tonnes. A 6.6-pct growth was reched due to Commercial Seaport of Nakhodka OJSC – 7.4 million tonnes (+34.7%), Commercial Port of Vladivostok OJSC Ц 5.9 million tonnes (+ 21.3%), Posjet Commercial Port OJSC Ц2.8 million tonnes (1.6-fold). The following companies decreased their throughput: Chukotka ports Ц 0.6 million tonnes (-28%), Commercial Seaport of Magadan OJSC Ц 0.8 million tonnes (-1.8%) and Vostochny Port OJSC - 15 million tonnes (-8.2%).

 

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