State-owned enterprise Pivdenny maritime merchandise port in January-October 2019 handled 43.852 million tonnes of cargo, which is 28.3% more than in January-October 2018.
According to information from the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, for the period the port increased transshipment of exported cargo by 35.7%, to 31.97 million tonnes, imported freight by 3%, to 6.036 million tonnes, transit by 26.3%, to 5.824 million tonnes.
In January-October, the seaport handled only 13.3% of the volume of coastal cargo compared to the same period in 2018, which amounted to 46,000 tonnes.
In January-September, the port raised transshipment of liquid cargo by 10.4%, to 3.673 million tonnes, dry bulk cargo by 35%, to 36.73 million tonnes, and reduced transshipment of packaged goods by 5.6%, to 3.447 million tonnes.
Container transshipment amounted to 169,420 TEU (an increase of 79.2% compared to the same period in 2018).
As reported, in 2018 the port increased transshipment of goods by 1.92% compared to 2017, to 42.702 million tonnes.
Pivdenny port was founded in 1978. It is located on the Adzhalyk firth and is the deepest harbor in Ukraine. The length of its berths is around 2.6 kilometers.