Bulk cargo volumes totaled 3.281 million tonnes. That included 1.699 million tonnes of grain, which was up 24.7% from 1.363 million tonnes in the same period last year.
Other cargo included 296,800 tonnes of chemicals, 206,900 tonnes of sugar, 445,600 tonnes of iron ore and 697,700 tonnes of coal.
General cargo volumes for the first three months of 2016 increased slightly to 3.572 million tonnes from 3.510 million tonnes in the same period of last year.
Container traffic reached 1.335 million tonnes and 172,200 TEU, an increase of 13.3% and 7.7%, respectively, compared to the same period last year.