Russia’s Novorossiisk port cargo traffic up 2.1% on year in Jan
The consolidated cargo traffic of Russia’s Novorossiisk Commercial Sea port, or NMTP, rose 2.1% on the year to 7.190 million tonnes in January, the company said in a statement Thursday.
Of the total, NMTP handled 3.766 million tonnes of oil, down 6.6% on the year, and 1.277 million tonnes of oil products, up 7.4% on the year.
Grain shipments increased 45.8% on the year to 636,600 tonnes in the period, mineral fertilizer shipments rose 31.6% to 170,600 tonnes, and shipments of sugar dropped 5.6% to 97,000 tonnes.
Shipments of ferrous metals increased 23.5% on the year to 728,400 tonnes in the period, shipments of non-ferrous metals decreased 3.6% to 75,500 tonnes, and shipments of timber rose 38.5% to 140,400 cubic meters.
Container shipments rose 6.5% on the year to 20,900 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in the period.
NMTP is Russia’s largest port on the Black Sea. It handles 60% of Russian oil exports by sea and has terminals for ferrous and non-ferrous metals, cement, metal scrap, container cargo, paper, fertilizers, grain, and raw sugar.
In 2009, the port’s consolidated cargo traffic rose 6% on the year to 86.519 million tonnes, the company said earlier.