The freight turnover of the Russian Federation’s seaports increased by 11.6% to 300.5 million tons in the period of January-April 2023, compared with the corresponding period in 2022.
Russia’s Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot) announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
According to the statement, the volume of transshipment of dry cargo increased by 21% to 146.4 million tons and the volume of transshipment of bulk cargo by 4% to 154.1 million tons.
"The freight turnover of the seaports in the Azov-Black Sea basin saw a significant increase. The total volume of transshipment there increased by 22% to 100.1 million tons, including dry cargo by 35.7% to 47.8 million tons and bulk cargo by 11.7% to 52.3 million tons," the statement said.
According to the statement, the freight turnover of the Russian seaports in the Baltic Basin increased by 8% to 87.7 million tons. Of these, the volume of transshipment of dry cargo increased by 17.9% to 37.1 million tons and the volume of transshipment of bulk cargo by 1.8% to 50.6 million tons.
The freight transshipment volume of the Russian ports in the Arctic basin increased by 3.4% to 33 million tons. The volume of freight transshipment in the country’s seaports in the Caspian basin increased by 28.7% to 2.1 million tons. The freight turnover of its seaports in the Far Eastern basin increased by 7.1% to 77.6 million tons.
"For the first time since the beginning of 2022, none of Russia's five sea basins saw a reduction in its total freight transshipment volume for the second consecutive month," Rosmorrechflot said in the statement.
As reported earlier, Russian seaports’ freight transshipment volume increased by 0.7% in 2022.
Meanwhile, Russia is blocking the operation of the Black Sea "grain corridor," citing alleged restrictions on the export of Russian agricultural products.