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ODESA SEAPORT SEES 14% RISE IN CARGO HANDLING

Odesa maritime merchandise port in January-July 2019 handled 13.937 million tonnes of cargo, which is 14.12% more than a year ago.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, over the period the port increased handling of exported cargo by 15.08%, to 10.316 million tonnes and imported cargo – by 13%, to 2.75 million tonnes, and coastal cargo three times, to 111,390 tonnes. Transit cargo transshipment fell by 2.5%, to 759,910 tonnes.
Handling of liquid cargo at the Odesa seaport over the period totaled 360,417 TEU (a rise of 9.29% year-over-year).
Odesa port is located on an area of 109.5 hectares.
The port accepts vessels with lengths of up to 270 meters and maximum draughts of 13 meters. The total length of the port’s berths exceeds 8 kilometers.

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UKRAINIAN SEAPORTS SEES 16% RISE IN CARGO HANDLING

Ukrainian seaports in January-July 2019 handled 85.499 million tonnes of cargo, which is 15.8% more than a year ago. The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority said on its website that in January-July the volume of transshipment of bread cargos totaled 28.313 million tonnes, which is 34.8% more than a year ago.
Transshipment of ore increased 29.5%, to 20.153 million tonnes, and oil – 12.3%, to 3.586 million tonnes.
According to authority, the total volume of transshipment of imported chemical and mineral fertilizers for the period amounted to 670,190 tonnes, which is 14.5% higher than the same indicator last year.
Over the period, the volume of exports increased 22.3% to 65.547 million tonnes, while imports 4.4%, to 13.247 million tonnes, while transit decreased 11.2%, to 5.687 million tonnes.
Container handling in January-July 2019 increased 20%, to 545,800 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit).
As reported, in 2018, sea ports of Ukraine handled more than 135 million tonnes of cargo, which is 2.4 million tonnes more than in 2017.

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NIKA-TERA PORT SEES TWO TIMES RISE IN CARGO HANDLING IN JULY 2019

Nika-Tera sea terminal (Nika-Tera specialized seaport, Mykolaiv), part of Group DF belonging to Dmytro Firtash, in July 2019 handled 790,000 tonnes of cargo, which is two times more than in the same period of 2018, the company reported on its website.
According to the report, the major volume of cargo turnover at Nika-Tera accounted for grain and leguminous cargoes (73%), bulk cargoes ranked second (27%).
In July, the terminal handled 37 vessels transshipping and that was the highest indicator of this month since the beginning of the work of the terminal.
As reported, Nika-Tera handled 335 vessels transshipping, 5.84 million tonnes of freights in 2018, which is 40% more than in 2017.
Nika-Tera is a highly mechanized marine terminal, part of Group DF’s port business. The terminal includes four specialized complexes: grain, for transshipment of fertilizers, bulk freight, and liquid cargo.

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UKRAINE’S SEAPORTS INCREASE CARGO HANDLING

The seaports of Ukraine in January-April 2019 handled 48.8 million tonnes of cargo, which is 5 million tonnes, or 12% more compared to the same period of 2018.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, most of all, the positive dynamics of increase in transshipment was influenced by exports, which during the reporting period grew by 20% compared to the same period last year, whereas imports and transit decreased by 5% and 18.5% respectively.
Grain handling grew by almost one-third or 4.4 million tonnes compared to January-April 2018, to 18 million tonnes. Transshipment of ore rose by more than a quarter, to more than 10.5 million tonnes.
The growth trend in container handling is also kept: in the first four months of 2019, compared to the same period of 2018, Ukrainian seaports transshipped 47,800 TEU more (18.6% up).

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UKRAINIAN SEAPORTS INCREASE CARGO HANDLING IN 2019

The seaports of Ukraine in January-April 2019 handled 48.8 million tonnes of cargo, which is 5 million tonnes, or 12% more compared to the same period of 2018.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, most of all, the positive dynamics of increase in transshipment was influenced by exports, which during the reporting period grew by 20% compared to the same period last year, whereas imports and transit decreased by 5% and 18.5% respectively.
Grain handling grew by almost one-third or 4.4 million tonnes compared to January-April 2018, to 18 million tonnes. Transshipment of ore rose by more than a quarter, to more than 10.5 million tonnes.
The growth trend in container handling is also kept: in the first four months of 2019, compared to the same period of 2018, Ukrainian seaports transshipped 47,800 TEU more (18.6% up).

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YUZHNY SEAPORT RAISES CARGO HANDLING BY 19%

Yuzhny seaport (Odesa region), the largest seaport of Ukraine in terms of transshipment, increased cargo transshipment by 18.7% in January-March 2019 compared to January-March 2018, to 11.6 million tonnes.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, during this period the port increased the handling of exported cargo by 39.8%, to 8.973 million tonnes, decreased the handling of imported cargo by 31.98%, to 1.203 million tonnes, transit cargo handling fell by 10.22%, to 1.422 million tonnes, and the port increased handling of coastal freight 2.86-fold, to 31,930 tonnes.
According to the types of cargo, the port in January-March 2019 increased the transshipment of liquid cargo by 9.13%, to 1.077 million tonnes, increased the transshipment of dry bulk cargo by 19.45%, to 9.207 million tonnes, and increased the transshipment of packaged goods by 22.16%, to 1.315 million tonnes.
Container handling amounted to 52,000 TEU (a more than threefold increase).
Yuzhny 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.

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