State-owned enterprise Pivdenny maritime merchandise port in October 2019 handled 1.343 million tonnes of cargo, which is 34% and 19.8% more than in October 2018.
“The increase in cargo turnover is linked to an increase in the number of ships with ore, imported steam coal and grain processing products. So, 813,000 tonnes of cargo was exported, 349,000 tonnes were transit cargo, 182,000 tonnes – imported cargo. In October, the company processed 18,849 gondola cars, received and dispatched 18 vessels, “the port’s press service said.
According to the press service, in October, 57% of the Pivdenny port’s cargo transshipment was iron ore concentrate cargoes. In addition, 120,000 tonnes of imported coking coal and 46,000 tonnes of steam coal were handled.
The stevedore also handled over 41,500 tonnes of cereals and products made of them.
Pivdenny port was founded in 1978. It is the deepest one in Ukraine. The total length of the berths is about 2.6 km.