Throughput of port Azov in 9M’19 fell by 22% to 7.98 million tonnes
In January-September 2019, seaport of Azov handled 7.98 million tonnes of cargo, down 22%, year-on-year. According to the stevedoring companies’ statistics, internal turnover of Azov seaport fell by 24% to 6.334 million tonnes.
Imports grew by 6% to 317,000 tonnes, exports fell by 3% to 3.444 million tonnes, short-sea traffic – by 42% to 2.573million tonnes, transit – by 13% to 1.653 million tonnes .
In the reporting period, coal transshipment grew by 47% to 1.364 million tonnes. Transshipment of grain dropped by 36% to 4.304 million tonnes, oil products – by 12% to 1.877 million tonnes.
Turnover of vessels at the port of Azov totaled 2,580 arrivals and 2,593 departures versus 3,309 arrivals and 3,319 departures in the 9-months period of the previous year.
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 stop-over point.