Russia: Novorossiysk sea port increased grain shipment by 26.4%
In January—February period of 2010, the cargo flow of the group Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port totaled 14054.5 thsd tonnes, an increase of 2.3% or 313.3 thsd tonnes compared to the shipment volumes, during the same period of 2009, declared the media department of the port.
In January—February period, shipment of general cargoes grew by 15.1% (249.1 thsd tonnes) compared to the same period of the last year. Shipment volumes of bulk commodities increased by 3.9%, or 78 thsd tonnes compared to volumes of the same period of the last year. Grain shipment volumes formed the basis of the growth in the segment, which increased by 26.4% (by 304.8 thsd tonnes – to the level of 1.46 mln tonnes). Also, during the period, shipment volumes of mineral fertilizers increased by 44.7% (by 104.1 thsd tonnes) compared to the volumes of the same period of the previous year.
Shipment volumes of fluid cargoes decreased by 1.2% (by 116.9 thsd tonnes) compared to January—February period of 2009.
In the reporting period, the shipment of vegetable oils decreased by 11.1 thsd tonnes (by 24.1%) compared to January—February period of 2009, and totaled 35 thsd tonnes.
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