Throughput of port Azov up 5.1% to 3.11 mln t in 5M’17
In January-May 2017, seaport of Azov handled 3.117 mln t mln t of cargo (+5.1%, year-on-year), the port Harbour Master Vladimir Bragin told IAA PortNews.
In the reporting period, transshipment of grain grew by 2.5% to 1.868 mln t, coal – by 69.8% to 286,000 t. Transshipment of oil products fell by 6.4% to 714,000 t.
Internal turnover of Azov seaport increased by 9.7% to 2.593 mln t, imports by 68.7% to 126,000 t, short-sea traffic – 2.5 times to 861,000 t. Exports fell by 17.9% to 1.602 mln t, transit – by 12.9% to 524,000 t.
The Azov Port Harbour Master Service registered 1,080 arrivals and 1,113 departures vs 1,085 arrivals and 1,089 departures in January-May 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.