18 Aug 2009 18:46

Russian seaports increase cargo handling by 6.1% in Jan-Jul

MOSCOW. Aug 18 (Interfax) - Russia's seaports increased cargo handling by 6.1% year-on-year to 279.5 million tonnes in January-July 2009, the Association of Commercial Seaports said in a statement.

The increase was largely the result of tanker cargo, as well as transport of coal and grain.

Export cargo came to 216.5 million tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 8.1%.

Handling of export cargo in Jan-Jul 2009:

Type of cargo Jan-Jul 2009