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Top Five Ukrainian Seaports Report Increased Cargo

Top five Ukrainian seaports report increased cargo

Source: Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority
Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) September 8, 2020 – In January-August 2020, the top five leading Ukrainian seaports handled a total of 96.8 million tons of cargo, accounting for 91.5% of the total cargo in all ports. In January-August 2020, the flagship port was Pivdennyi with a volume of 42.04 million tons of processed cargo (+25.5%). In second place was Mykolayiv with transshipment of 19.2 million tons (-9.9%),
and in third and fourth place – the seaports of Odessa and Chernomorsk in the amount of 15.6 million tons (-7.2%) and 15.4 million tons (-0.7%), respectively. The fifth port was Mariupol, which increased transshipment to 4.6 million tons (+ 21.1%). The seaport of Olbia is dynamically increasing cargo handling to 2.6 million tons, which is 0.9 million tons or 51.5% more than in the same period last year. Berdyansk seaport up to 1.5 million tons with an increase of 0.4 million tons or 32.9%. In the same period, port operators in seaports of Ukraine handled 105.77 million tons of cargo, which is 5 million tons or 5% more than in the same period last year. Transshipment of export cargo increased to 80.8 million tons (+5.4%), imported cargo to 16.1 million tons (+0.9%), transit cargo to 7.3 million tons (+4.6%), cabotage cargo to 1.6 million tons (+30.8%). Leading categories in terms of transshipment volumes are ore and grain cargoes. During this period, the first place is occupied by grain cargo, the transshipment of which amounted to 30.7 million tons. In second place – ore in the amount of 30.2 million tons, which is 27.5% higher than last year. Transshipment of pig iron increased by 49.8% and amounted to 2.3 million tons, oil by 4.1% in the amount of 4 million tons, and oil – 2.5 times, with a processing volume of 1.4 million tons. Container transshipment reached 690,600 TEU and exceeded last year’s figure by 9.2%. Figures from the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA). Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.

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