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TRANSPORT ENTERPRISES OF UKRAINE REDUCE CARGO HANDLING BY 3.6% IN Q1

The transport enterprises of Ukraine (excluding the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as part of the JFO area) in January-March 2021 reducedtransportation of goods by 3.6% compared to the same period in 2020, to 135.3 million tonnes, the State Statistics Service has reported.
According to its data, the freight turnover of carriers for the specified period decreased by 5.9%, to 64.4 billion tonne-kilometers.
According to statistics, in the first quarter of 2021, some 69.7 million tonnes of goods weretransported by rail in domestic traffic and for export, which is 5.7% less than in January-March 2020. Some 43.2 million tonnes (less by 0.5%) weretransported by road, 700,000 tonnes (less by 16.1%) by water, 21.7 million tonnes (less by 2.1%) by pipeline, 20,000 tonnes (more by 15.6%) by air.

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ODESA SEAPORT REDUCES CARGO HANDLING IN JAN-MAY

Odesa seaport in January-May 2021 handled 8.677 million tonnes of cargo, which is 16.96% less than in January-May 2020.
According to the website of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, during this period the port reduced the transshipment of export cargo by 22.4%, to 5.97 million tonnes, import – by 1.42%, to 2.209 million tonnes, increased transshipment of transit cargo – by 2.82%, to 487,350 tonnes, and reduced the transshipment of cabotage goods – by 74.55%, to 10,620 tonnes.
Transshipment of liquid cargo in Odesa seaport for the specified period increased by 13.37%, to 885,190 tonnes, while handling of dry and bulk cargo decreased by 37.74%, to 2.31 million tonnes, packaged goods – by 8%, to 5.482 million tonnes.
Transshipment of containers in the five months of 2021 amounted to 275,040 TEU (an increase of 1.17%).
As reported, in 2020, Odesa seaport handled 23.370 million tonnes of cargo, which is 7.8% less than in 2019.
The port serves vessels up to 270 meters in length and up to 13 meters draft. The total length of the berthing line is more than 8 km.

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TRANSPORT ENTERPRISES OF UKRAINE INCREASE CARGO HANDLING IN JAN-APR

The transport enterprises of Ukraine, as well as part of the JFO area) in January-April 2021 increased transportation of goods by 0.7% compared to the same period in 2020, to 186.1 million tonnes, the State Statistics Service has reported.
According to its data, the freight turnover of carriers for the specified period decreased 2.9%, to 88 billion tonne-kilometers.
According to statistics, in January-April 2021, some 95.5 million tonnes of goods were transported by rail in domestic traffic and for export, which is 1.2% less than in January-April 2020. Some 61.7 million tonnes (7% more) were transported by road, 1.2 million tonnes (9.2% less) by water, 27.7 million tonnes (4.9% less) by pipeline, 30,000 tonnes (11.7% more) by air.

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PIVDENNY SEAPORT CUTS CARGO HANDLING BY 18.6 % IN JAN-APRIL

Pivdenny maritime merchandise port (formerly Yuzhny, Odesa region), the largest seaport in Ukraine in terms of transshipment volume, in January-April 2021 reduced cargo handling by 18.6% compared to January-April 2020, to 16.786 million tonnes.
According to the data on the website of the state-owned enterprise Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, over four months of 2021, the seaport reduced handling of export cargo by 13.83%, to 13.12 million tonnes, import cargo by 37%, to 1.849 million tonnes, transit cargo by 24.53%, to 1.776 million tonnes, coastal cargo by 61.3%, to 41,040 tonnes.
In terms of the cargo nomenclature, the seaport in January-April 2021 reduced handling of liquid cargo by 18.95%, to 1.725 million tonnes, dry bulk cargo by 17.75%, to 13.993 million tonnes, packaged cargo by 27.84%, to 1.068 million tonnes.
Handling of containers for this period amounted to 64,316 TEU (24.77% less).

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CHORNOMORSK SEAPORT CUTS CARGO HANDLING BY 38% IN JAN

Chornomorsk seaport (Odesa region) in January 2021 reduced handling of goods by 38.3% compared to January 2020, to 1.424 million tonnes.
According to the information on the website of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, during the specified period, Chornomorsk seaport reduced handling of export cargo by 37.3%, to 1.197 million tonnes, import cargo by 43.3%, to 178,870 tonnes, and transit cargo by 38, to 48,830 tonnes. At the same time, coastal cargo was not handled.
Handling of bulk cargo in the port decreased by 16.8%, to 90,860 tonnes, dry bulk cargo by 44.9%, to 910,480 tonnes, and packaged goods by 22.8%, to 423,460 tonnes.
Handling of containers amounted to 13,267 TEU (an increase of 1.9%) in January 2021.
As reported, Chornomorsk seaport in 2020 reduced cargo handling by 8.7% compared to 2019, to 23.887 million tonnes.
Chornomorsk seaport is a universal international port, one of the largest on the Black Sea. The enterprise has specialized terminals and complexes that allow handling a wide range of cargo: liquid, bulk, general. The seaport’s 29 berths are capable of receiving vessels with a carrying capacity of up to 100,000 tonnes. The port’s annual designed capacity is over 30 million tonnes.

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UKRAINIAN OLVIA SEAPORT INCREASES CARGO HANDLING BY 26% IN 2020

Olvia specialized seaport handled 3.91 million tonnes of cargo in 2020, which is 813,180 tonnes or 26.3% more than in 2019.
According to the information on the website of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, in the terms of shipment, the distribution of cargo took place as follows: export amounted to 3.53 million tonnes (more by 23.9% compared to 2019), import to 303,370 tonnes (41.2% more), coastal cargo to 70,210 tonnes, and transit cargo to 2,940 tonnes.
In 12 months of 2020, progress was achieved in the processing of bulk cargo 3.54 million tonnes, which is 34.1% more than in 2019.
“It should be noted that the largest contribution to the cargo handling was made by the Ukrainian agricultural sector, because 1.83 million tonnes of grain cargo was handled, which is 48.5% more than last year,” the association said.
In addition, in 2020, Olvia seaport handled 758,630 tonnes (more by 3%) of construction cargo, other bulk cargo 675,280 tonnes (more by 29.7%), as well as ferrous metals 322,410 tonnes and coal 232,480 tonnes.
The cargo handling of the Olvia seaport operators in 2020 was distributed as follows: EVT Grain LLC 2.22 million tonnes, and the state-owned enterprise Stevedoring Company Olvia 1.69 million tonnes.
In December 2020, in general, 258,490 tonnes of cargo were handled in the seaport water area, of which export cargo amounted to 258,160 tonnes, imported and coastal cargo to 110 tonnes and 230 tonnes, respectively.
The number of ship calls since the beginning of the year amounted to 270, including 16 during December.

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