SeaNews estimates Russia’s share in the Baltic container market as 38% in 2011 while in the previous year St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad handled 36% of the total Baltic traffic. In the short term Russia’s share in the Baltic is set to grow with the new terminal facilities in St. Petersburg and Ust-Luga in operation.
Poland was another country to increase its market share in the Baltic due to the phenomenon of actively developing Gdansk. The growth was from 17% in 2010 to 19% in 2011.
The shares of Sweden and Finland somewhat decreased, while the Baltic countries kept their 12%.
Russia’s share of the Black Sea container market, as well as detailed container statistics for all Russian ports are to be found in SeaNews’ analytic report “Russian Container Market 2011”.
The research was sponsored by National Container Company, Global Ports and Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga.