Cargo transportation on the Dnipro River in January-April 2021 increased 62.5% (by 1.2 million tonnes) compared to the same period in 2020, to 3.12 million tonnes of cargo. According to a posting on the website of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) with reference to the data of the River Information Service of Ukraine (RIS), 3,465 voyages were carried out during January-April versus 1,694 flights in 2020 (a rise of 104.5%).
“The main share of cargo is construction cargo, the volume of transportation of which grew by 126% and reached 1.97 million tonnes. Grain cargo is in second place. Its volume of transportation is actually equal to last year’s indicators and amounts to 804,800 tonnes (a decrease by 2%),” USPA said.
In addition, metal products were actively transported by river. In the four months ended April 2021, the volume of metal transportation by river increased 68.3% and reached 340,000 tonnes.
This year, 4,700 tonnes of petroleum products were also transported by river.
Ukrainian transport companies, as well as part of the JFO zone) reduced the cargo transportation by 11.2% in 2020 compared to 2019, to 600 million tonnes, the State Statistics Service said.
According to it, in 2020, the cargo turnover of carriers decreased by 14.3%, to 290.3 billion tonne-kilometers.
According to statistics, in 2020, some 305.5 million tonnes of cargo were transported by rail in domestic traffic and for export, which is 2.4% less than in 2019. Some 191.3 million tonnes (less by 21.7%) were transported by road, 5.6 million tonnes (less by 8.3%) by water transport, 97.5 million tonnes (less by 13.5%) by pipelines, and 100,000 tonnes (less by 6.7%) by air.
JSC Ukrzaliznytsia transported in December 2020, according to recent data, 26.65 million tonnes of cargo in all routes, which is 7.4% more than the same period in 2019.
According to the Ukrzaliznytsia’s press service on Wednesday, cargo turnover for the specified period increased by 4.4%, up to 14.404 billion tonne-kilometers.
Thus, the largest volume of cargo transportation in December 2020 was traditionally in domestic traffic and amounted to 12.08 million tonnes, which is 15.4% more than in December 2019. Domestic cargo turnover increased by 11.6%, to 4.668 billion tonne-kilometers.
Export in December 2020 amounted to 9.8 million tonnes, import to 3.78 million tonnes, and transit to 1 million tonnes.
As reported, Ukrzaliznytsia increased the volume of domestic cargo transportation by 22% in November.