Northern Sea Route Arctic basin box volume falls 1.7pc in January
CONTAINER throughput via the Russian Arctic Basin ports in January 2020 decreased 1
CONTAINER throughput via the Russian Arctic Basin ports in January 2020 decreased 1.7 per cent year-on-year, reports St Petersburg SeaNews.
Cabotage, which accounts for the major share of the total, was also down 1.7 per cent. Export grew by 5.3 per cent. The share of the Arctic basin in the total container traffic via all the Russian seaports in January amounted to 2.6 per cent.
Laden container throughput in the Arctic increased 4.8 per cent year on year. Reefer containers accounted for 3.6 per cent of the total laden container traffic, and dry containers for 96.4 per cent. Cabotage made 99.6 per cent of all the laden containers, exports 0.3 per cent, imports 0.1 per cent.
Empty container traffic declined by 12.1 per cent.
The Port of Dudinka accounted for 44 per cent of the aggregate container throughput via the Russian Arctic basin sea ports in January. Murmansk handled 32.1 per cent of the total, and Arkhangelsk 23.9 per cent.