Cargo handling at Russian seaports up 9% to 787 mln tonnes in 2017
MOSCOW. Jan 12 (Interfax) - Russian seaports handled 786.97 million tonnes of cargo in 2017, 9% more year-on-year, the Russian Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot) said.
Dry cargo handling rose 11.1% to 372.94 million tonnes while tanker cargo grew 8.3% to 414.03 million tonnes.
Cargo handling at sea ports in the Arctic Basin totaled 74.20 million tonnes of cargo, which is 49.1% more than in 2016. Dry cargo rose 9.5% to 29.12 million tonnes and tanker cargo was up 94.5% to 45.08 million tonnes.
At ports of the Baltic Basin the volume of cargo handling amounted to 247.49 million tonnes (+4.6%), including dry cargo at 105.06 million tonnes (+17.1%) and tanker cargo - 142.43 million tonnes (-3%).
The cargo turnover of seaports in the Azov-Black Sea basin was 269.54 million tonnes (+10.4%), including dry cargo handling, which rose to 118.43 million tonnes (+12.4%) and tanker cargo - 151.11 million tonnes (+8.9%).
In the Caspian basin, seaports handled 3.98 million tonnes of cargo (-34.1%).
At seaports in the Far Eastern Basin, cargo turnover totaled 191.76 million tonnes (+3.3%), including dry cargo - 117.46 million tonnes (+5.8%) and tanker cargo - 74.30 million tonnes (-0.3%).