Vladivostok Commercial Seaport Announces Operating Results for January-May 2008

11 June 2008
The cargo turnover of Vladivostok Commercial Seaport totaled 2 662 800 tonnes in January-May 2008 (+64%).

The growth in turnover was achieved due to the increase in container and metal handling. Container handling was 99 042 TEU (+31.7%), imported cars and special-purpose equipment — 99 846 units (+3%). In the reported period export totaled 1 515 500 tonnes (up more than 2 times).

Metals and wire products totaled 1 094 700 tonnes (up 4.4 times). This tendency has been kept since the end of 2007 and is attributed to the growing demand for the Russian-made steel products in South East Asia. Container export totaled 38 240 TEU (+38%).

In January-May 2008, the port handled 702 100 tonnes of imported cargo (+22%). Container accounted for the

most part of imported cargo totaling 33 101 TEU (+30%). In January-May 2008, cabotage totaled 445 200 tonnes (+29%), container cabotage — 27 701 TEU (+25%). Oil products in bulk totaled 160 400 tonnes (up more than 1.7 times). In the reported period Vladivostok Commercial Seaport handled 1400 vessels and 33 146 railcars.

Translated by Dars Consulting

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