More news comes from Russia on the performance of its key ports.
At the Big Port of Saint-Petersburg oil handling totalled 6,442,300 tonnes in the first half of 2010, 1.1% more than the same period of 2009.
Most of the volume accounted for the Petersburg Oil Terminal: 5,582,300 tonnes (+0.5%). In-Tranzit handled 762,000 tonnes (-5%). Northern Star handled 9,300 tonnes of oil products in the reported period (-44%); and Baltimore handled 88,900 tonnes.