Throughput of Arctic sea ports in Russia continues to grow

Russian seaports in January-March 2013 increased by 7.2% compared to the same period in 2011 and amounted to 136.6 million tons. The press service of the Association of Sea Commercial Ports.

Total deliveries of bulk carriers was 55.7 million tons (+2.0%), including: coal — 22.1 million tons (+18.4%), containerized cargo — 10.4 million tons (+3.8 %), mineral fertilizers — 2.8 million tons (+27.6%), boxes — 1.2 million tons (+32.9%). The volume of ferrous metals declined to 6.3 million tons (-10.3%), timber — up to 1.1 million tons (-21.8%).

The volume of liquid cargo amounted to 80.9 million tons (+11.2%), including crude oil — 50.4 million tons (+10.7%), oil — 26.6 million tons (+0.2 %).

Export cargo handled 109.1 million tons, up 7.6% from the same period last year, imports of goods — 11.4 million tons (+24.7%), transit — 9.3 million tons (-16.4% ), cabotage — 6.8 million tons (+18.6%). 

The operators of marine terminals of the Arctic Basin handled 10.6 million tons of cargo, which is 31.7% more than 3 months in 2012. Total deliveries of bulk carriers has increased to 5.6 million tons (+6.0%), and liquid — up to 5.0 million tons (1.8 times). Throughput of the port of Murmansk has grown to 6.8 million tons (+32.3%), port Vitino — up to 1.2 million tons (+18.4%), Varandey port — up to 1.2 million tons (2.2 times ) and the port of Arkhangelsk — up to 1.0 million tons (+27.9%).

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