The Chornomorsk maritime merchandise port (Odesa region) in January 2018 increased cargo handling by 47.5% year-over-year, to 1.84 million tonnes.
According to tentative data from the Ukrainian Sea Port Authority, over the period the port boosted transshipment of export cargo by 29%, to 1.413 million tonnes, while handling of imported cargo almost doubled, to 396,700 tonnes. Transit cargo transshipment also almost doubled, to 30,300 tonnes. The port did not handle intercoastal cargo.
Transshipment of bulk cargo fell by 12.2%, to 141,000 tonnes, packaged cargo transshipment soared 3.5-fold, to 430,200 tonnes and dry cargo – grew by 38.7%, to 1.269 million tonnes.
Chornomorsk port is a universal international port, one of the largest on the Black Sea. The enterprise has specialized terminals and systems, which allow overloading a wide range of goods: liquid, bulk, general. Its 29 berths are capable of receiving ships with a carrying capacity of up to 100,000 tonnes. The annual designed capacity of the port is more than 30 million tonnes.
The port’s capacity of container handling is 1.15 million TEU. Since 2007 the port has been capable of providing the simultaneous accepting of three ocean-going container ships with a capacity of more than 5,000 TEU and a length of up to 300 meters.