Seven-month cargo volumes of Port of Ust-Luga increase 10% to 62 million tonnes (update)
Handling of different types of cargo at the Port of Ust-Luga in January-July 2019 rose 10% on the same period 2018 and totaled 62,04 million tonnes, the Baltic Sea Ports Authority statistics show.
Handling dry bulk commodities increased by 18% to 24,016,200 tonnes, including coal and coke volume that increased by 21% to 19,687,500 tonnes.
There was a 7-percent growth in liquid bulk segment to 36,724,300 tonnes. Handling of crude oil rose 13% to 17,721,500 tonnes, and oil product exports were up 2% to 17,561,500 tonnes.
However, in the reporting seven-month period general cargo volume plummeted by 37% to 164,700 tonnes.
Handling of cargo delivered by ferries also decreased by 37% to 447,100 tonnes.
Container traffic dropped 22% to 35026 TEUs.
In 2018 the Port of Ust-Luga handled 98.72 million tonnes of freight, container volume reached 69,131 TEUs.
Port Ust-Luga is located near the border of the Russian Federation with the European Union. The depths of the port basin (17.5 m) and of the access channel (3.7 km) make Ust-Luga the only Russian port on the Baltic Sea capable of accommodating dry-cargo vessels with the deadweight of up to 75,000 tonnes and liquid cargo carriers with the dwt of up to 160,000 tonnes.