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June 2016

Throughput of Russian seaports up 5.9% to 286.3 mln t in Jan-May’16

Throughput of Russian seaports up 5.9% to 286.3 mln t in Jan-May'16In January-May 2016, Russian seaports handled 286.3 mln t of cargo (+5.9%, year-on-year), says the press center of Association of Commercial Sea Ports.

Transshipment of dry bulk cargo totaled 129.4 mln t (+11.6%) including 52.1 mln t of coal (+10.5%), 17.1 mln t of containerized cargo (+4.2%), 12.2 mln t of ferrous metal (+6.7%), 11.3 mln t of grain (+45.6%), 8.9 mln t of cargo carried by ferries  (+21.6%), 7.0 mln t of mineral fertilizers (+8.1%), 3.7 mln t of ore (up 1.6 times), 2.4 mln t of timber (+7.6%), 1.6 mln t of non-ferrous metal (+3.3%) and 1.3 mln t of reefer cargo (+5.8%). Transshipment of metal scrap declined to 1.7 mln t (-2.1%).

Transshipment of liquid bulk cargo increased by 1.5% to 156.9 mln t including 93.2 mln t of crude oil (+9.1%), 56.6 mln t of oil products (-8.6%) and 5.6 mln t of liquefied gas (-2.3%).

Transshipment of export cargo totaled 231.4 mln t (+5.9%), import – 12.8 mln t (-4.5%), transit – 20.5 mln t (+1.9%), coastal trade cargo – 21.6 mln t (+16.9%).

Operators of the Arctic Basin terminals handled 17.5 mln t of cargo (+23.4%, year-on-year) including 10.6 mln t of dry cargo (+11.6%) and 6.9 mln t of liquid bulk cargo (+47.1%). The port of Murmansk handled 11.6 mln t (+32.3%), Varandei – 3.3 mln t (+22.8%).

The ports of the Baltic Basin handled 97.4 mln t (+2.3%) including 35.9 mln t of dry cargo (+1.4%) and 61.5 mln t of liquid bulk cargo (+2.8%). The port of Ust-Luga handled 37.7 mln t (+4.4%), Primorsk – 27.4 mln t (+11.9%), Big Port St. Petersburg – 20.0 mln t (-8.1%), Kaliningrad – 5.2 mln t (-2.7%).

Throughput of Azov – Black Sea ports climbed to 94.1 mln t (+5.1%) including 38.2 mln t of dry cargo (+19.8%) and 55.9 mln t of liquid bulk cargo (-3.1%). The port of Novorossiysk handled 55.2 mln t (+2.3%), Kavkaz – 9.0 mln t (+4.4%), Taman – 5.2 mln t (+14.0%), Rostov-on-Don – 4.5 mln t (+33.4%), Kerch – 3.3 mln t (+40.6%), Azov – 2.3 mln t (+25.4%), Yeisk – 1.4 mln t (+19.0%), Tuapse – 10.4 mln t (-2.1%), Temryuk – 1.0 mln t (-17.6%).

The ports of the Caspian Basin handled 2.6 mln t of cargo (-14.6%) including 1.3 mln t of liquid bulk cargo (-22.0%) and 1.3 mln t of dry cargo (-5.8%). The port of Makhachkala handled 1.4 mln t (-18.9%), Astrakhan – 1.1 mln t (-6.0%), Olya – down 30.4%.

The ports of Far East Basin handled 74.7 mln t (+9.2%) including 43.3 mln t of dry cargo (+15.0%) and 31.4 mln t of liquid bulk cargo (+2.2%). Port Vostochny handled 27.4 mln t (+2.8%), Vanino – 12.5 mln t (+15.0%), Nakhodka – 9.7 mln t (+16.9%), Vladivostok – 5.7 mln t (+15.0%), De-Castri – 5.2 mln t (+23.4%), Posiet –3.4 mln t (+35.9%), Prigorodnoye – 6.9 mln t (-2.9%).

Association of Commercial Sea Ports (ASOP) set up in 1987 unites over 50 organizations and enterprises of Russia’s maritime transport. ASOP comprises commercial seaports, forwarding and agency companies, scientific research institutes and marine educational institutions. Operational results of Russian port sector are based on statistics reports and cover all stevedoring companies operating in the Russian Federation.

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In St. Petersburg hosted the XX International Economic Forum

In St. Petersburg hosted the XX International Economic ForumThe keynote of the XX St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) was the striving to lift the economy out of crisis by means of a technological breakthrough and structural changes. Oil and gas companies asserted a high profitability of Arctic projects while railway companies promised to complete all the projects with the priority put on the approaches to the ports of the Southern Basin.

In his speech at the XX St. Petersburg International Economic Forum RF President Vladimir Putin emphasized the necessity to put a priority on hi-tech segments of economy. A presidential council for strategic development and priority projects headed by the President himself will be created for that purpose. The council presidium will be led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.  The council will deal with key projects aimed at effecting structural changes in the economy and the social sphere, including those to support exports.

In the nearest future, oil and gas industry will undoubtedly remain the key driver of Russian economy. It will stimulate innovations and development of technologies needed for difficult to approach deposits of hydrocarbons the demand for which will continue growing in the long-term perspective.

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