Cargo traffic within Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWWs up 4.2% to 6.473 mln t in 8M’17
By 1 September 2017, cargo traffic within Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWWs totaled 6.473 mln t (+4.2%. year-on-year), Azov-Don Basin Administration told IAA PortNews.
In January-August 2017, transportation of transit cargo grew by 4.7% to 5.445 mln t, inland turnover – by 1.2% to 1.028 mln t.
In the reporting period, Azov-Don Basin Authority registered 3,719 vessel movements including 1,850 downward and 1,869 upward (versus 3,802 movements in the same period of 2016: 1,853 downward and 1,949 upward).
In August 2017, cargo traffic within Azov-Don Basin grew by 3.9% to 1.586 mln t. Transportation of heavy fuel oil grew by 22.6% to 478,000 t while sulphur transportation dropped by 21.2% to 205,000 t.
Transit cargo flow grew by 11.4% to 1.322 mln t, internal turnover fell by 22.4% to 264,000 t.
In August 2017, Azov-Don Basin Authority registered 812 vessel movements including 442 downward and 370 upward (versus 915 in August 2016: 450 downward and 465 upward).
The total length of the waterways in the area of responsibility Azov-Don Basin Administration is 691.3 kilometers.
The Federal Azov-Don Basin Administration is responsible for management and control of inland waterways of the Don River Don from the lower access channel of Lock No 15 (Tsimlyansk Reservoir) to the village of Aksai (the 3121-km stretch of the Don), except for Nikolayevsky and the Konstantinovsky hydroengineering facilities, and the tributaries of the Don River, Seversky Donets (from Krasny farm to the mouth) and the Manych River (from the Novo-Manychskaya Dam to the mouth). The total length of the Azov-Don Basin Administration managed inland waterways reaches 691.3 km.