Freight turnover increases drastically in Russia's Far Eastern ports

17:07, July 13, 2010      

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Freight turnover at Russia's Far Eastern ports increased to 57.36 million tons in the first half of 2010, 1.7 times more than the same period last year, the Vostok-Media news agency reported Tuesday.

According to the report, Vanino Port companies increased turnover by 10.3 percent to 12.28 million tons, Vladivostok reported 20.1 percent turnover growth to 8.1 million tons, while Nakhodka increased 4.5 percent to 8.11 million tons.

Vostochny Port companies' turnover increased 1.9 times to 17.12 million tons, mainly due to operation of the oil transshipment complex in Kozmino.

Turnover at Sakhalin doubled to 10.14 million tons due to oil and gas transshipment in Prigorodny.

Meanwhile, for all Russian cargo ports in the first six months of the year, freight turnover increased 9.7 percent compared with the same period of last year and amounted to 258.37 million tons.



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