Throughput of port Azov grew by 16% to 12.91 million tonnes in 2018
In 2018, seaport of Azov handled 12.915 million tonnes of cargo (+16%, year-on-year), says IAA PortNews correspondent.
According to the stevedoring companies’ statistics, internal turnover of Azov seaport grew by 24% to 10.605 million tonnes.
Exports grew by 18% to 4.519 million tonnes, import – by 10% to 394,000 tonnes, short-sea traffic – by 30% to 5.692 million tonnes. Transit fell by 12% to 2.311 million tonnes.
In the reporting period, grain transshipment grew by 26% to 8.531 million tonnes, coal – by 30% to 1.292 million tonnes. Transshipment of oil products fell by 6% to 2.561 million tonnes.
Turnover of vessels at the port of Azov grew to 4,171 arrivals and 4,180 departures versus 3,933 arrivals and 3,920 departures a year ago.
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.