OREANDA-NEWS.  February 3, 2012. Cargo throughput at the port of Arkhangelsk in January 2012 decreased by 16.9% compared with the same period in 2011, to 223,400 tons, the Port Authority said.

The decline was attributed to a 49.4-percent slump in coal shipments and a 21.9-percent drop in timber cargo volumes, to 13,200 tons and 24,800 tons, respectively. In January, oil product exports rose by 10.7% year-on-year, to 79,500 tons, handling of pulp soared nearly 1.8 times to 14,900 tons.

The year-round navigable Port of Arkhangelsk is located in the delta of the Northern Dvina River flowing into the White Sea. Cargoes transported via the Northern Sea Route are passing through the port’s terminals. The port’s stevedoring companies handle a broad range cargo: general, cellulose, cardboard, containers, timber, metals, fertilizers and heavy-lift cargo, suction and grab cargoes. In 2011, throughput of the port totaled 4.4 million tons.