Port of Azov ten-month volume soars 28% to 11.44 million tonnes
Freight traffic at the Port of Azov between January and October 2018 grew 28% to 11,444,000 tonnes, the port authority statistics showed. The Port of Azov own throughput increased by 39% to 9,278,000 tonnes.
Exports increased by 33% to 3,949,000 tonnes, imports - by 17% to 335,000 tonnes while coastal trade volume jumped by 46% to 4,994,000 tonnes. Transit, by contrast, fell by 4% to 2,165,000 tonnes.
Grain, coal and petroleum products prevailed in the ten-month freight throughput. Handling of grain grew by 43% and totaled 7,541,000 tonnes. Oil products volume reached 2,375,000 tonnes (+1%), while coal exports leaped by 51% to 1,7 million tonnes.
In the reporting period ship traffic in the basin of Port of Azov increased with 3,679 arrivals and 3,722 departures versus 3,202 arrivals and 3,216 departures a year earlier.
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 stopover location.