Big Port of St Petersburg remains busiest container port in Russia

Big Port of St Petersburg container portThe container throughput of Russian seaports increased by 12.9% yoy in January 2017 to 335.38 thousand TEU. The exported containers increase by 10.3% yoy to 141.27 thousand TEU, imported containers increased by 18.2% yoy to 145.61 thousand TEU, while the transit containers rose by 2.3% to 3.39 thousand TEU and the cabotage shipped containers turnover rose by 6.0% yoy to 45.12 thousand TEU. During the first month of the year, the top 10 Russian seaports handled 327.82 thousand TEU, or 97.7% of the total container throughput, which represent an increase of 13.7% compared to January 2016.

The leading place ranking for the month, as in January 2016, takes Big Port of St Petersburg with a turnover of 144.47 thousand TEU (+11.,2%). The second position was taken by Novorossiysk by 55.66 thousand TEU (+7.3%) and third is the port of Vladivostok with 55.65 thousand TEU (+28.5%).

Port Korsakov, increasing container throughput by 37% to 9.83 thousand TEU and rose to 6th position, while Ust-Luga port dropped to 7th position with a turnover of 6.67 thousand TEU (-7.1%). T

The greatest decrease in container ports was reported in Nevelsk (-49.2%) to 259 TEU, Murmansk (-42.6%) to 2.85 thousand TEU and Sevastopol (-37.2%) to 300 TEU.

All the data was released by the Association of Commercial Sea Ports (ASOP), which was established in 1987 and unites over 50 organizations and enterprises of Russia’s maritime transport. ASOP comprises commercial seaports, forwarding and agency companies, scientific research institutes and marine educational institutions. Operational results of Russian port sector are based on statistics reports and cover all stevedoring companies operating in the Russian Federation.