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Ukraine is located in Southeast Europe and borders Russia, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and Belarus. It has an extensive southern coastline with the Azov and Black Seas. Its seaports include Odessa, Kherson, Berdyansk and Mariupol. On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict that began in 2014. Russia now controls the Azov Sea and occupies the ports of Berdyansk and Mariupol. It has also blockaded all Ukrainian Black Sea ports which are currently closed to all shipping. (Updated 24.06.2022)

Maersk resumes container link with Port of Chornomorsk, Ukraine

Odessa, Ukraine (Ports Europe) June 5, 2024 – The Danish Maersk company has started its first container service using the Port of Chornomorsk since the...

Integration of Ukrainian ports into the EU transport network

Stockholm, Sweden (Ports Europe) June 4, 2024 – Ports of Stockholm, together with the law firm Interlegal, headquartered in Odessa (Odesa), and the...

Transport links to Russia-occupied Crimea under siege

Kavkaz, Russia (Ports Europe) June 1, 2024 – A ferry crossing and an oil terminal at the port of Kavkaz (Caucasus), on the Russian side of the Kerch...

Hapag-Lloyd to launch Ukraine-Romania sea shuttle

Odessa, Ukraine (Ports Europe) May 23, 2024 – Starting May 27, Hapag-Lloyd will launch a cargo shuttle service between the local port of Chornomorsk and...

Novorossiysk port hit by Ukrainian drones again

Novorossiysk, Russia (Ports Europe) May 17, 2024 – Ukraine’s sea and air drones attacked Russia’s largest port of Novorossiysk on the Black Sea in...

European Commissioner for Agriculture visits the Port of Constanta

Constanta, Romania (Ports Europe) May 16, 2024 – Two days ago, the European Commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, visited the Black Sea...

45 mln tonnes of cargo via the Ukrainian Black Sea Corridor

Odesa, Ukraine (Ports Europe) May 12, 2024 – Since August 2023, during the nine months of operation of the “Ukrainian Black Sea Corridor”,...

Occupied Berdyansk port grain terminal restored

Berdyansk, Ukraine (Ports Europe) May 11, 2024 – The Novaya Khortytsia grain terminal in Ukraine’s Azov Sea port of Berdyansk (occupied by Russia four days...

Greek Navy deters Russian oil ship-to-ship transfers

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe) May 11, 2024 – In the last two weeks, the Greek Navy has issued two NAVTEX notices for military exercises in the Laconian...

Lithuania and Ukraine plan intermodal corridor

Kiev, Ukraine (Ports Europe) May 10, 2024 – Lithuania’s state-owned rail company LTG Group and Ukrainian Railways are planning a joint...

Qortia resumes grain shipments from Ukraine’s Pivdennyi port

Odessa, Ukraine (Ports Europe) May 2, 2024 – Qortia AG (Switzerland), a trading and logistics company, has resumed grain shipments from Ukraine’s...

Ukraine restores Black Sea container feeder service

Chornomorsk, Ukraine (Ports Europe) May 1, 2024 – The 1,118-TEU Pros Hope, a cellular container vessel chartered by the Ukrainian freight forwarder...

Ukraine wants to re-energise Danube River cargo market

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) April 22, 2024 – State-owned Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company (UDSC) is planning to re-energise the flagging...

Russian ballistic missiles again hit Ukraine’s Pivdennyi port

Pivdennyi, Ukraine (Ports Europe) April 21, 2024 – Two ballistic missiles hit the territory of Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Pivdennyi (Yuzhny, Yuzhnyi)...

Georgia, Ukraine join EU’s Connecting Europe Days event

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) April 8, 2024 – Representatives from Georgia and Ukraine joined the European Union’s Connecting Europe Days 2024...

First ship with containers arrived in Chornomorsk since Feb 2022

Chornomorsk, Ukraine (Ports Europe) April 6, 2024 – The first ship with containers since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine in February...

Neo-Eco to produce dredging plan for Odessa ports

Kyiv, Ukraine (Ports Europe) April 5, 2024 – France’s Neo-Eco, on behalf of the Odesa Regional State Administration, is launching a project to...

Port of Castellon receives ship from Ukraine

Castellón, Spain (Ports Europe) April 3, 2024 – The PortSur bulk terminal has received a vessel from Ukraine carrying clay. It is the first vessel the...

Analysis: Quo Vadis, Russian Black Sea Navy?

Kyiv, Ukraine (Ports Europe) March 26, 2024 – In the past several days, Ukraine reported hitting with missiles a total of four Russian Black Sea Navy...

Russia dredges occupied Mariupol port

Mariupol, Ukraine (Ports Europe) March 25, 2024 – Dredging work is underway in the Russia-occupied Ukrainian Azov Sea port of Mariupol in the...

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