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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)

The success wartime story of Ukraine’s Danube ports

Izmail, Ukraine (Ports Europe) February 13, 2024 – In the face of a concerted effort to cripple Ukraine’s port infrastructure, the country’s Danube...

Renewed Russian drone attacks against Ukraine’s Danube ports

Izmail, Ukraine (Ports Europe) February 12, 2024 – Russia again attacked with Iranian-made drones during the night of February 10 Ukrainian Danube River...

Russia-occupied Ukrainian Azov Sea ports increase capacity

Mariupol, Ukraine (Ports Europe) February 9, 2024 – In 2024, the total capacity of Ukraine’s Azov Sea ports of Mariupol and Berdyansk, currently occupied...

Ukraine’s Nibulon buys vehicles to improve road logistics

Kiev, Ukraine (Ports Europe) February 8, 2024 – Nibulon LLC, one of the largest operators on the Ukrainian grain market, has bought tractors and...

Update: Cargo drop in Ukraine’s Danube ports after the Black Sea reopened

Kyiv, Ukraine (Ports Europe) February 6, 2024 – Ukraine’s Danube River ports handled almost 6.5 times more cargo in 2023, compared to the 5 million tonnes...

EU Global Gateway commits €10 billion to Trans Caspian Transport Corridor

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) January 29, 2024 – The Global Gateway Investors Forum for EU-Central Asia Transport Connectivity opened today in...

Ukraine’s inland Danube ports almost doubled cargo in 2023

Kiev, Ukraine (Ports Europe) January 24, 2024 – Ukraine’s inland Danube cluster ports almost doubled their cargo turnover in 2023 to 32 million...

Finally, a mine-clearing agreement for the Black Sea by three NATO members

Istanbul, Turkey (PortSEurope) January 12, 2024 – NATO members and Black Sea littoral states Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria have signed an agreement for a...

Port of Constanta reports 2023 cargo traffic of over 92 mln tons

Constanța, Romania (Ports Europe) January 10, 2024 – The Port of Constanta has reported 2023 cargo traffic of over 92 million tons (mt), compared to...

New grain warehouses in Izmail port

Izmail, Ukraine (PortSEurope) January 8, 2024 – Swiss-registered Harvest Commodities has invested in the construction of grain warehouses in Ukraine’s...

China and India bought 90% of Russian oil in 2023

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) January 7, 2024 – China’s share in Russia’s export of oil and petroleum products in 2023 was 50%, while India...

Could Ukraine strike Novorossiysk port again?

Kyiv, Ukraine (PortSEurope) January 5, 2024 – Military and political commentators in Ukraine are intensifying talks about attacks on Russia’s largest port...

New Ukrainian sea corridor exports around 13 million tonnes of cargo

Odessa, Ukraine (Ports Europe) January 4, 2024 – The new Ukrainian sea corridor created by the Ukrainian Navy has exported around 13 million tonnes of...

New unconfirmed report about a sea mine hitting a cargo ship in the Black Sea

Izmail, Ukraine (Ports Europe) December 29, 2023 – The Panama-flagged Greek-operated bulk carrier Vyssos was reportedly hit a floating sea mine close to...

Ukrainian ports defy war and difficulties in 2023

Odesa, Ukraine (Ports Europe) December 28, 2023 – The total cargo turnover of all Ukrainian ports in 2023 is expected to be 57 million tonnes. This is...

Russia lost the Black Sea and one more ship,Ukrainian ports busy

Feodosia, Ukraine (Ports Europe) December 26, 2023 – Russian Navy’s Novocherkassk large landing ship, berthed in Feodosia port on the southern coast of...

New regular Reni-Constanta barge line

Reni, Ukraine (Ports Europe) December 17, 2023 – KTL Ukraine has launched a new self-propelled container barge service, KTL PORT, which connects the...

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