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Strong contraction of traffic enlivened by the terminals of the Russian Global Ports

In the first quarter the containerized volumes in the terminals of the Baltic decreased by -15.8%

Russia's Global Ports Investments announced today that in the first quarter of this year the port traffic of containers in Russia amounted to 1.31 million teu, with an increase of +1.7% on the same period of 2021 which is the result of the growth of +16.2% recorded in the first two months of 2022 alone in followed by a drop of -22% in March due to of the ongoing geopolitical crisis and the reduction of the airports of ships to Russian ports.

Global Ports has specified that its port terminals have enlivened 363 thousand teu, with a decrease of -2.0% which is was produced by the reduction of -15.8% of traffic in terminals of the Baltic Sea basin which was partially offset by the increase of +29.7% of the traffic enlivened by the branch Vostochnaya Stevedoring Co. (VSC) in the port of Vostochny, in the Russian Far East.

In addition, bulk traffic enlivened by the terminals of the company in the first quarter of 2022 decreased by -62.3% being amounted to 475 thousand tons, contraction that is was generated mainly by the cessation of handling of coal at the VSC terminal in the third quarter of last year year. Volumes of rolling stock and passenger cars also declined moved by the terminals attested respectively to 4,300 units (-28.8%) and 18,400 units (-35.5%).

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