The container turnover of Russian sea ports increased by 10.7% yoy in Q1 2017, amounting to 1.06 million TEU. The data of the Association of Russian Sea Commercial Ports include container exports of 446.46 thousand TEU (+9.9 %), imports of 458.41 thousand TEU (+12.3%), transit traffic of 10.18 thousand TEU (-17.8%) and cabotage container shipping of 145.42 thousand TEU (+11.1%). In January-March 2017, the Russia’s 10 largest ports handled 1.03 million TEU, which is 97.5% of the total container turnover of the country’s seaports and the growth compared to January-March 2016 amounted to 11.2%.
The leader in container turnover keeps the Big Port of St Petersburg, which handled 460.5 thousand TEU (+5.3%). The port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky increased container handling by 11.3% to 15.99 thousand TEU during the reporting period, which allowed the port to climb from 9th to the 8th position. The port of Magadan rose from 11th to 10th position after handled 12.36 thousand TEU (+35.4%). Port Dudinka dropped from 8th position to 9th with turnover of 12.53 thousand TEU (-18.8%).
The port of Murmansk, which occupied the 10th position in January-March 2016, left the the top 10.
The highest growth in container handling in January-March was registered in the ports of Azov – by 37.5% to 1.67 thousand TEU, Magadan – by 35.4% to 12.36 thousand TEU, Vladivostok – by 31.3% to 172.12 thousand TEU.