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Throughput at Russian seaports up

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Throughput at Russia’s seaports hit 344.5 million t in 1H16, a 6% rise on the same period last year, according to figures from the Federal Agency of Marine and River Transport. Dry bulk commodities amounted to 156.8million t of that, 10.7% up, while liquid cargoes grew by 2.3% to 187.7 million t.

Dry bulk cargo shipments grew in four of the five regions, up 10.9% in the Arctic, 1.1% in the Baltic, 16.9% in the Azov-Black Sea Basin and 15% in the Far East. Dry bulk shipments were down 11.8% in the Caspian Basin, however,

The Far East – through which much of the country’s coal exports to Asia flows – saw the largest volumes of dry bulk, accounting for 53.7 million t. Meanwhile, the Azov-Black Sea Basin, a key grain exporting region, shipped 45.5 million t.

Russia exports 37.5 million t of coal in 1Q16, a 5% increase year-on-year increase with coal shipped through eastern ports up 18% in 1Q17.

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