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Odessa

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 continues attacks against Ukrainian ports; no naval mines spotted in the Black Sea

Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) April 4, 2022 – Russian missiles strikes again hit Ukrainian Black Sea ports of Odessa and Mykolaiv/Nikolaev (on the large...

Russian missiles strikes fuel storage facilities near the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa

Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) April 3, 2022 – Russian missiles strikes have destroyed fuel storage facilities near the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa....

Five Ukrainian Black Sea ports still partly operational – Ministry of Infrastructure

Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) March 23, 2022 – Five Ukrainian Black Sea ports are still partly operation 30 days after the Russian invasion and despite the...

No mines in the Black Sea; Odessa shelled by Russian Navy; Mariupol doesn’t surrender despite weeks of bombardment

Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) March 22, 2022 – A claim by Russia’s Federal Security Service – FSB (formerly KGB) that mines placed by Ukraine’s Navy at...

Ukraine & Russia trade accusations of laying mines in the Black Sea, creating problems for Constanta, Varna, Burgas, Istanbul

Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) March 20, 2022 – Four weeks after the start of Russian invasion in Ukraine, Russia’s Federal Security Service – FSB...

Ukraine’s Azov Sea coast is under Russian control but Mariupol still resists massive attacks

Mariupol, Ukraine (PortSEurope) March 19, 2022 – Russian forces have established full control over the entire Ukrainian Azov Sea coast, 23 days after...

Danube River available for Ukrainian exports

Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) March 17, 2022 – Surprisingly, Danube River traffic, especially upstream in Austria and Germany, is not being utilised for...

ZIM publishes latest advisory regarding the Black Sea region

Haifa, Israel (Ports Europe) March 7, 2022 – ZIM, the Israeli shipping line, has published its ” Advisory – Black Sea Region situation –...

HHLA comments on its business activities in Ukraine

Hamburg, Germany (Ports Europe) March 7, 2022 – Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has published a news release on the effects of the Russian...

Up to 7,000 containers destined for Odessa are diverted to Constanta

Constanta, Romania (Ports Europe) March 3, 2022 – An additional 6,000-7,000 containers that were to be delivered to Ukrainian ports are unloaded every day in...

Russian invasion in Ukraine has only just begun – what is the future for the Ukraine’s ports and transport infrastructure after the war?

Odessa, Ukraine (Ports Europe) February 28 – Five days after the start of Russian invasion in Ukraine, it seems that the Azov Sea will most likely become a...

Grain traders suspend Ukrainian port operations

Vienna, Austria (Ports Europe) February 25, 2022 – Agricultural trading companies Archer Daniel Midlands (ADM) and Bunge have both suspended operations...

UPDATE – Ukraine can’t use its Black and Azov Sea ports after Russian invasion; Commodities’ export affected

Mariupol, Ukraine (Ports Europe) February 26 – Ukraine, invaded by Russia on February 24, became commercially a landlocked country after Moscow blocked the...

Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens grain supplies – port companies suspend activities

Vienna, Austria (Ports Europe) February 25, 2022 – The Ukrainian authorities have suspended all commercial shipping from its ports, according to a report...

MSC – Ukraine security situation impact on shipping services

MSC – Ukraine security situation impact on shipping services – February 24, 2022 Please be advised that due to the ongoing and rapidly changing...

CMA CGM – Black Sea and Ukraine situation update

CMA CGM – Black Sea and Ukraine situation update – February 24, 2022 The CMA CGM Group has been closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine and the...

Ukraine warns of a blockade of Black Sea ports

A corridor has been identified for the safe entry of merchant vessels into Ukrainian ports. Depth is confirmed at the level of 15-22.5 meters. Special...

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