Throughput of port Azov up 6.3% to 2.20 mln t in 4M’17
In January-April 2017, seaport of Azov handled 2.205 mln t of cargo (+6.3%, year-on-year), the port Harbour Master Vladimir Bragin told IAA PortNews.
In the reporting period, transshipment of was almost flat, year-on-year, at 1.433 mln t (+0.7%), transshipment of oil products grew by 10% to 383,000 t, coal – by 28.1% to 194,000 t.
Internal turnover of Azov seaport increased by 5%, year-on-year, to 1.988 mln t. Imports surged by 70.9%% to 91,000 t, short-sea traffic – up 2.8 times to 633,000 t, transit – by 18.8% to 217,000 t. Imports fell by 21.6% to 1.264 mln t.
The Azov Port Harbour Master Service registered 691 arrivals and 720 departures against 683 arrivals and 689 departures in January-April 2016.
Port of Azov is situated on the banks of the Don river. It is the main gateway between the Mediterranean Sea with the inland waterways of Russia and the Caspian Sea, for freight flows to the central part of Russia, the Urals and Central Asia. The boundaries of the port's basin include the River Don from the 3151.0-km stretch, the Koysug River to the receiving Buoy No 1 of Azov-Don Sea Canal, including outer anchorage No. 6 and the Calancea bayou to Dugino stop-over point.