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The Port of Odessa is the largest Ukrainian seaport and one of the largest ports in the Black Sea. Along with its younger satellite ports of Chornomorsk and Yuzhny, Odessa is a major freight and passenger transportation hub in Ukraine. Since the end of February 2022, the port has been closed due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Russia again attacks Ukrainian Danube ports exporting grain

Izmail, Ukraine (Ports Europe) August 2, 2023 – Russia attacked Ukraine’s Danube River grain port of Izmail in the early hours of August 2 with drones....

Russia and Ukraine threaten ships sailing toward the other country’s ports

Odesa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) July 22, 2023 – Russia and Ukraine have both said that any ships heading to the Black Sea ports of the other country may be...

Russia attacks grain infrastructure at Ukrainian seaports

Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) July 20, 2023 – On Monday July 17, Russia withdrew from the Black Sea grain deal, an agreement for Ukrainian to export...

Third day of bombardment of Ukrainian ports by Russia

Odesa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) July 20, 2023 – Russian missiles and drone strikes on Ukrainian Black Sea ports of Mykolaiv and Odesa continued for a third day...

Ukrainian ports of Odesa and Mikolaiv bombarded

Odesa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) July 19, 2023 – Brutally retaliating for the drone attack on the Kerch Bridge, Russia bombarded the Ukrainian Black Sea port...

Huge floating crane transferred from Odessa to Izmail

Izmail, Ukraine (PortSEurope) June 26, 2023 – Forced to reorientate cargo flow from the blocked by Russia Black Sea ports to the Danube River ports, the...

The “Game of Drones” for Russian and Ukrainian ports

Novorossiysk, Russia (Ports Europe) May 31, 2023 – Russia and Ukraine have exchanged drone attacks against their Black Sea ports in the past months, damaging...

HHLA sees container traffic down over 18% in Q1 2023

Hamburg, Germany (Ports Europe) May 15, 2023 – In the first quarter of 2023, container throughput at HHLA’s container terminals decreased overall by...

Constanta keeps up the pace of Ukrainian grain export

Constanta, Romania (Ports Europe) April 12, 2023 – 3.33 million tonnes of Ukrainian grain were shipped through the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta...

Analysis: Black Sea Container market overview 2022

Odessa, Ukraine (Informall/PortSEurope) April 3, 2023 – The Black Sea region has witnessed a considerable decline in its container market volumes, with...

The extension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative

Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) March 21, 2023 – The Black Sea Grain Initiative, initially signed in Istanbul on July 22, 2022, has been extended. The...

Update – Ukrainian Bilhorod-Dniester Sea Trade Port sold at auction for $5.9 million

Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) March 13, 2023 – Bilhorod-Dniester Sea Trade Port has sold at auction for $5.9 million, Alexander Slavsky, head of the...

Kernel buys terminal at Sea Trade Port Pivdennyi, Odessa

Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) March 6, 2023 – Agricultural exporter Kernel has acquired an oil export terminal in Pivdennyi, Odessa. The terminal can...

HHLA sees container throughput down -7.9%

Hamburg, Germany (PortSEurope) February 20, 2023 – Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has reported that container throughput was 6.39 million TEU in...

Ukraine privatises Ust-Dunaisk Commercial Seaport

Odessa, Ukraine (Ports Europe) January 18, 2023 – The Ukrainian government has privatised, by sale, Ust-Dunaisk Commercial Seaport in the Odessa region....

EuroChem to build ammonia terminal in Russia by end-2023

Zug, Switzerland (PortSEurope) December 8, 2022 – Following the western sanctions that closed European Union ports to Russian cargo, Swiss registered...

Ukraine grain export continues, exceeding 15 million tonnes

Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) November 16, 2022 – Ukraine grain export continues, already exceeding over 15 million tonnes. Over the past few days, some...

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