As of July 1, freight flows across the waterways of the Azov-Don River Basin decreased by 4.2% YoY, to 3.2 million tons, says the Authority of Azov-Don Basin.
In the reported period, transportation of heavy fuel oil fell by 6%, to 1.13 thousand tons; sulphur – down by 4%m to 525 thousand tons; diesel fuel – up by 29.2%m to 429 thousand tons.
The number of vessel movements declined by 4.6% YoY, to 2007.
In June, cargo turnover dropped by 7.4%, to 1.39 million tons. Transit fell by 6.7%, to 1.22 million tons, inland traffic – by 12.2%, to 173 thousand tons.
In June, Azov-Don Basin Authority registered 796 vessels including 403 sailing downward and 393 – upward (versus 882 in 2015: 463 sailing downward and 419 upward).
The depth in June, at the section from the entrance to the 132-th channel to Kochetovsky waterworks was 375 to 400 cm, from Kochetovsky to the 3121-th km stretch of the Don – 355 to 385 cm.
The total length of the waterways in the area of responsibility of the Authority of Azov-Don Basin is 691.3 kilometers. (Portnews/Business World Magazine)