Category: Analysis

Russian container volumes reach 5 mln TEU in 2018

Russian container volumes

The Russian container ports handled 5.075 mln TEU in 2018, which marks a 9.8% increase over the 2017 year’s results, reports the Association of Russian sea commercial ports. However, the growth is less than last year: in 2017 the increase was 15.5%. As we wrote earlier, the Russian container volumes are gradually recovering from the […]

Russia’s containerized export grows +16.6%

Russian ports container throughput

Container throughput of Russian seaports has almost recovered up to the pre-crisis level of 2014. In January-September 2018 the Russian ports handled 3.8 mln TEU (+11.5% y-o-y to 2017). In 2014, this figure was 3.99 mln TEU, before the container volumes dropped dramatically by 25.4% in 2015, as a result of the economic sanctions declared […]

Container traffic of Russian ports grows 12.6% in Q1 2018

Russian container ports

Container throughput of Russian seaports in January-March 2018 continued growing: +12.6% to the same period of 2017. The ports overall handled 1.198 mln TEU, reports InfraNews agency quoting the data of the Russian Sea Commercial Ports Association. The first quarter last year also recorded a rather high increase over 2016: +11.8%. This demonstrates a gradual […]

Catalexit: possible impacts on ports and logistics

Catalexit port impact

Last Sunday, 1 October 2017, Catalonia held its controversial independence referendum, strongly opposed by the Spanish government but showing the majority of voters (90%) in favor of independence, although with just 42% of voter turnout. And while political analysts are now questioning what will happen next, let us dwell on the major implications of the […]

Drewry: more Chinese port investments to come

Drewry Ports Insight

This week Drewry Maritime Research have held a webinar presentation of its Ports & Terminals Insight Report. The report is issued quarterly and supplements Drewry’s main Annual Container Terminal Operators report. The 3Q 2017 report was presented by Neil Davidson, Drewry’s Senior Analyst, Ports and Terminals. The report covers several questions. One of them is […]

Russian container imports keep growing: +17.3% in 1H 2017

Russian container ports volume

Russia’s container ports demonstrate strong growth in 2017. From January through to June 2017 they handled 2.26 mln TEU, surpassing the data of the same period in 2016 by 15,3%, informs TASS news agency quoting the Association of Russian sea commercial ports. Both import and export volumes continue the upward trend of the first quarter: imports […]

Russian port capacity grows with new projects

The total handling capacity of the Russian sea ports has increased in 2016 by 32 mln tons, reaching 715-720 mln tons, according to the estimates of the Federal Agency Rosmorrechflot. The capacity growth was provided by the construction of new terminals as well as by the expansion of the operating ones. But the current changes […]

Spanish container volumes up in 2016


The year 2016 Spain’s major ports have finished on a positive note, registering growth in their container traffic. Algeciras, that was overtaken by Valencia in 2015, now outperformed its rival and confirmed its status of the country’s largest container hub by generating throughput of 4.759 mln TEU, which is equivalent to an increase of 5.4% […]

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