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The Ukraine Crisis

On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict that began in 2014. Russian 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. This category includes all aspects of the conflict affecting ports – port status and alternative export routes. (Updated 24.06.2022)

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...

EU set to close its ports to ships helping Russia, new sanctions

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) May 7, 2024 – The European Union (EU) is set to ban the use of EU ports by ships transporting goods that might help...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

Ukraine shipped 1.33 mt of grain through Constanta in Jan-Feb 24

Constanța, Romania (Ports Europe) March 20, 2024 – Ukraine shipped 1.33 million tonnes of grain through Romania’s Black Sea port of Constanta in...

Turkey wants to revive the Black Sea grain deal

Ankara, Turkey (Ports Europe) March 17, 2024 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara would continue to work to revive the Black Sea grain deal it...

Ukraine to resume Black Sea container shipments by end-March

Odesa, Ukraine (Ports Europe) March 15, 2024 – Ukraine wants to resume container shipments along the Ukrainian Black Sea corridor by the end of March, the...

Update: Soviet era naval mine destroyed near Varna port

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) March 14, 2024 – The Bulgarian Navy destroyed a naval mine on March 13 with a controlled explosion. It was spotted in the...

Bulgarian Navy destroys a naval mine off the port of Varna

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) March 13, 2024 – The Bulgarian Navy has destroyed a naval mine off the Black Sea port city of Varna, according to local...

Ukrainian-Korean workshop Port Expert Special Workshop 2024, Seoul

Seoul, Korea (Ports Europe) March 12, 2024 – The joint Ukrainian-Korean workshop Port Expert Special Workshop 2024 is taking place in Seoul. It has been...

1,000 cargo ships left loaded Odessa ports since August 2023

Kyiv, Ukraine (Ports Europe) March 10, 2024 – More than 1,000 cargo ships have left loaded Ukrainian Black Sea ports following the termination of the...

Japan sends equipment to repair port of Odesa

Odesa, Ukraine (Ports Europe) March 6, 2024 – Amid almost daily Russian drone and missile attacks, Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa has received a new...

Ukraine seeks to increase grain exports via inland ports

Kiev, Ukraine (Ports Europe) March 6, 2024 – So far this year, Ukraine has exported approximately 3.7 million tons of cargo via its inland Danube...

Greater Odesa ports busy with exports

Odesa, Ukraine (Ports Europe) March 4, 2024 – More than three dozen ships are loading on March 4 in the ports of Greater Odesa. Most of them are getting...

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...

Russia-North Korea ferry service to reopen

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) February 13, 2024 – Desperate for North Korean munitions and missiles for its ongoing war in Ukraine, Russia might reopen...

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