Shipment of Russian cargo through foreign ports
Russian ports’ share of transshipments of Russian foreign trade cargo exceeded 94% for the first time in 2018, and for liquid cargo the figure was more than 99%.
Transshipment of Russian foreign trade cargo through Baltic ports increased by 9% to 39.8 million tonnes in 2018, growing by 8% for coal, 18% for mineral fertilizer, 60% for ore and 130% for grain, but falling 8% for metals and 46% for liquid cargo.
Transshipment of Russian foreign trade cargo through Ukrainian seaports tumbled 37% to 6.1 million tonnes, falling by 58% for coal, 34.1% for mineral fertilizer and 38% for liquid cargo, but increasing by 37% for ore and also growing for ferrous metals and grain.
Transshipment of Russian foreign trade cargo through Finnish seaports totaled 6.1 million tonnes in 2018, including 671,000 tonnes of coal; 3.915 million tonnes of ore; 1.297 million tonnes of mineral fertilizer; and 226,000 tonnes of other cargo.