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Novorossiysk sees cargo rise 3.3pc in January to 12 million tons

RUSSIA's Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port handled 12

27 March 2019 - 19:00

RUSSIA's Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port handled 12.1 million tons of cargo in January, an increase of 3.3 per cent compared to the same month in 2018.

All of the nation's ports achieved year-on-year growth, but month on month Baltiysk (Baltic Stevedore Company) outperformed the others, clocking growth in container throughput of 92.4 per cent year on year, while volumes expanded 75.2 per cent.



Novorossiysk-based assets of the group (NCSP proper, IPP, Novoroslesexport, Novorossiysk Shiprepair Yard, Novorossiysk Grain Terminal and Novorossiysk Fuel Oil Terminal, which is a joint venture with Chernomorskie Main Pipeline Company) handled in January 7.1 million tons of cargo, up 4.9 per cent year on year, reported Russia's Sea News.



Crude oil handling in NCSP was 14.5 per cent below the result of December 2018 and flat when compared against January 2018 at 5.5 million tons. Crude oil traffic via Novorossiysk remained at January 2018's level at 2.1 million tons (down 20.1 per cent compared with the previous month). In Primorsk crude handling was down 1.1 per cent year on year at 3.4 million tons.



Oil products handling on the group level rose by 7.3 per cent year on year to 3.4 million tons. Novorossiysk (IPP, Sheskharis, Novorossiysk Fuel Oil Terminal) handled 1.9 million tons, up 12.6 per cent year on year. Primorsk increased oil products by 1.1 per cent year on year, handling 1.5 million tons.



Bulk cargo handling dropped 4.2 per cent year on year to 1.3 million tons. Grain export was down 14.3 per cent to 874,000 tons. Iron ore spiked 45.3 per cent year on year to 201,000 tons, and coal was up 0.7 per cent year on year to 136,000 tons. General cargo rose by 23.2 per cent year on year to 1.33 million tons.


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