Port of Ust-Luga throughput in Jan-Nov drops 4% to 90.27 million tonnes (updates)
Cargo throughput at the Port of Ust-Luga in January-November 2018 totaled 90,2 million tonnes, which is a 4% decline on 2017 figures, the Baltic Sea Ports Authority.
Handling of dry bulk cargo increased 1% year-on-year to nearly 33,2 million tonnes, while coal and coke volume decreased by 5% to 26,4 million tonnes.
Liquid bulk segment saw a 6% decline to nearly 54,7 million tonnes: crude oil exports dropped 16% to 25,6 million tonnes, petroleum products rose 3% to 26,8 million tonnes.
There was a 53-percent drop in break bulk goods handling to 339,100 tonnes.
Ferry cargo volume declined 23% to 1 million tonnes.
Container traffic at the port also fell by 5.4% to 65,715 TEUs.
In 2017 cargo throughput was 103.29 million tonnes and container volume was 75,262 TEUs.
Port of Ust-Luga is located on Russia’s border with the EU. Its 16-m deep harbor and a short 3.7-km approach canal make Ust-Luga the major Russian port on the Baltic Sea capable of accommodating 75,00dwt bulkers and 160,000dwt tankers.