Port Kavkaz' cargo volumes jump 32% to nearly 20 million tonnes
Freight traffic at Russia's southern Port Kavkaz between January and July 2017 reached 19,971,000 tonnes, or up 32% from a year earlier, the port captain told IAA PortNews regional correspondent.
According to Harbormaster Sergey Naumov of the seven-month volume more than 6 million tonnes of exports were transshipped at the Port Kavkaz offshore anchorage, which represents a 34% growth year-on-year.
Shipments of grain and cereal leaped by 4.2 times to 4,734,000 tonnes, of sulfur and mineral fertilizers – by 37% to 2,219,000 tonnes. However, handling of oil products dropped by 13%-up to 6,294,000 tonnes, of LPG – by 34% to 75,000 tonnes.
The actual volume of exports handled within Port Kavkaz rose by 2.1 times to 583,000 tonnes, coastal traffic volume – by 30% to 13,140,000 tonnes. The imports volume remained flat on 7M2016 level at 57,000 tonnes.
In the reporting period, passenger traffic declined by 3% to 2,915,157 people.
Bunker fuel volume sold at Port Kavkaz decreased by 29% to 154,000 tonnes.
The Port Harbormaster's Office granted arrival permission to 14,722 vessels, or 3% year-on-year.