Russian Arctic parts’ freight turnover reaches about 30 million tons over 10 months
Operators of Russian Arctic cargo terminals saw a 1.5% drop in cargo turnover to 29.5 million tons in the first 10 months of this year compared to the same period of last year.
Dry cargo turnover shrank 5.6% to 20.5 million tons, while bulk liquid cargo increased 9.1% to 9 million tons in the same period.
The port of Murmansk had 3.8% less cargo flow, or 18.1 million tons, and the port of Arkhangelsk 2.8% less, or 3.3 million tons, while the port of Varandei saw an increase of 11.4% to 5.5 million tons.
In total, cargo turnover at Russian seaports grew 3.2% in January-October 2015 year-on-year to reach 553.8 million tons.