Throughput of port Azov in January’19 is plat YoY at 603,000 tonnes
In January 2019, seaport of Azov handled 603,000 tonnes of cargo, which is similar to the result of January 2018. According to the stevedoring companies’ statistics, internal turnover of Azov seaport climbed by 1% to 598,000 tonnes.
Imports grew by 37% to 22,000 tonnes, short-sea traffic – by 6% to 157,000 tonnes while exports declined by 3% to 418,000 and transit fell by 43% to 5,500 tonnes.
In the reporting period, coal transshipment grew by 23% to 179,000 tonnes. Transshipment of grain fell by 1% to 363,000 tonnes, oil products – by 48% to 37,000 tonnes.
Turnover of vessels at the port of Azov grew to 165 arrivals and 168 departures versus 161 arrivals and 170 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.