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Russian ports stats for Jan-Apr 2014

Moscow - The volume of dry cargo handled in the port of Murmansk increased by 7.3 %, while the liquids decreased by 80 %.

Moscow - The volume of dry cargo handled in the port of Murmansk increased by 7.3 %, while the liquids decreased by 80 %. The total freight turnover of Russian seaports in January-April 2014 increased by 6.2 % compared to the same period of the last year and amounted to 197.8 million tons. The volume of handled dry cargo amounted to 87.2 million tons (+ 14.3 %), including: coal – 35.4 million tons (+ 16.8 %), containerized cargo – 15.3 million tons (+ 7.5 %), ferrous metals – 8.3 million tons (+ 1.1 %), foodgrains – 7.3 million tons (a 4.4 time increase), mineral fertilizers – 4.5 million tons (+ 20.9 %), ferry cargos – 2.2 million tons (+ 4.2 %), timber – 1.6 million tons (+ 4.0 %), and scrap metal – 1.4 million tons (+ 40.4 %). A noticeable decline was registered in the volume of ores and non-ferrous metals: to 1.9 million tons (- 17.5 %) and to 1.1 million tons (- 22.5 %) respectively.

The volume of liquid cargo remained practically unchanged and amounted to 110.6 million tons (+ 0.6 %), including 64.2 million tons (- 7.7 %) of crude oil, 40.7 million tons (+ 14.8 %) of petroleum products, and 4.4 million tons (+ 10.4 %) of liquefied natural gas. 159.7 million tons were handled for export, which is 8.8 % more than at the same period last year. 13.7 million tons (- 9.7 %) were imported. The transit amounted to 16.3 million tons (+ 10.5 % ) and the cabotage shipping to 8.1 million tons (- 15.4 %).

The ports of the Arctic Basin handled 11.5 million tons of cargo, which is 22.6 % less than in January-April 2013. The volume of dry cargo here increased to 8.2 million tons (+ 9.7 %), and liquid cargo fell to 3.3 million tons (by 2.3 times). The overall freight turnover of the port of Murmansk was 7.7 million tons (- 20.3 %) and the same of the Arkhangelsk port declined to 1.3 million tons (- 14.5 %).

(Source: BarentsNova)

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