Mainly:

  • Total transshipment of general cargo rose by 5% to 6.67 million tonnes including 3.74 million tonnes of ferrous metal;
  • The growth of ferrous metal transshipment was driven by cast iron, new type of cargo for the company. Also in the reporting period, its transshipment was 179,000 tonnes;
  • Transshipment of mineral fertilizers in big bags surged by 75% to 477,000 tonnes;
  • Transshipment of non-ferrous metal fell by 10% to 1.24 million tonnes. The decrease is because partial redirection of export flows to the domestic markets;
  • Transshipment of wood pellets rose by 1%, year-on-year, to 297,000 tonnes.

Moreover, according to the port's statement, there was a considerable increase in the metal scrap segment. The port expanded the yard attracting extra volumes of this cargo, which is currently on demand in Turkey.

  • The port handled over 825,000 tonnes of metal scrap, down 38%, year-on-year;
  • Dry bulk cargo transshipment surged up to 2.6 times to 597.000 tonnes mainly because of  four-fold increase of ore transshipment, to 328.000 tonnes;
  • Ferrous-based alloys reached the 78,000 tonnes;
  • Transshipment of bulk mineral fertilizers surged 2.7 times to 106,000 tonnes.

Additionally, the company developed its own container service, reaching 33.300 TEUs overall, increasing by 30% year-on-year, including 27.000 TEUs of export containers and more than 6.000 import containers.

Exports via SP SPb increased by 15%, year-on-year to 7.45 million tonnes, while imports decreased by 38% to 252,000 tonnes.

Exports account for 97% of the company’s throughput, imports – for 3%.

Concluding, the company handled almost 100,000 railcars, 15% more than in the previous year.