The seaports of Ukraine in January-March 2021 handled 32.6 million tonnes of cargo, which is 20.5% less than in the same period last year.
According to the website of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, most of all the ports handled ore and grain cargo – 9 million tonnes (less by 12.1%) and 8.6 million tonnes (less by 36.9%), respectively. At the same time, transshipment of oil in the three months of this year increased by 21.1% and amounted to 619,000 tonnes.
Over the reporting period, transshipment of export cargo amounted to 25.3 million tonnes (less by 20.1% compared to the same period in 2020), import – 4.9 million tonnes (19.9% less), transit – 2.1 million tonnes (25.1% less), cabotage – 233,800 tonnes (35.1% less).
Transshipment of containers in the first quarter of 2021 amounted to 253,170 TEU, which is 4.6% less than in the same period a year earlier.
As reported, the seaports of Ukraine in 2020 handled 158.86 million tonnes of cargo. In 2019, seaports handled exactly 160 million tonnes.