As of September 1, cargo traffic within the Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s inland water ways climbed by 4% YoY, to 6,207,000 tons, says the Administration of Azov-Don Basin.
In the reported period, transportation of heavy fuel oil fell by 8.8%, to 1,954,000 tons, that of sulfur went up by 19% to 1,002,000 tons, of diesel fuel – by 27% to 843,000 tons.
The number of vessel movements declined by 7.6% YoY, to 3,889.
In August, cargo traffic climbed by 34.7%, to 1,523,000 tons. Transit climbed by 26%, to 1,187,000 tons, internal turnover – by 77.8%, to 336,000 tons. Transit fell by 3.5%, to 1,205,000 tons, internal turnover grew by 9.6% to 274,000 tons.
In August, Azov-Don Basin Authority registered 888 vessels including 436 sailing downward and 452 – upward (versus 967 in 2015: 510 sailing downward and 457 upward).
The growth of cargo traffic is attributed to more favorable weather conditions as compared with those of August 2015.
The depth in August, 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 – 400 cm.
The total length of the waterways in the area of responsibility of the Azov-Don Basin Administration is 691.3 kilometers. (PortNews/Business World Magazine)