Cargo transshipment in the seaports of Ukraine for the first time in 11 years has reached 150 million tonnes, Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy has said.
“This volume was before the crisis in 2008 … These are not only the achievements of manufacturers, carriers, stevedores and port workers – this is a new challenge for the entire industry. Transport infrastructure must be ready to cope with new loads, and we already see bottlenecks in logistics and are working to eliminate them,” he said on Facebook.
According to him, three quarters (75%) of this amount is exported by Ukrainian enterprises, import amounts to 16%, transit to 7%. At the same time, the lion’s share of transshipment is products of the agro-industrial complex (41%) and mining industry (23%, ore).
According to the press service of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, in January-November 2019 Ukraine’s seaports handled 144.3 million tonnes of cargo, which is 18.8% more than in the same period in 2018. The volume of grain transshipment for the 11 months amounted to 48.8 million tonnes, and ore to 33.6 million tonnes.
In addition, the growth trend in container handling remains: in January-November 2019 nearly 911,000 TEU were already loaded, while for the whole of 2018 some 846,000 TEU were handled.
The ports handled more than 108.6 million tonnes for export, while 23.7 million tonnes were transferred for import, transit traffic amounted to 10.2 million tonnes.
The Chornomorsk seaport (Odesa region) in January-October 2019 increased cargo handling by 23.2% year-over-year, to 21.051 million tonnes.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, during this period the port increased export transshipment by 24.4%, to 16.181 million tonnes, import transshipment by 15.9%, to 3.8 million tonnes, transit transshipment by 19.7%, to 881,230 tonnes, and also significantly raised transshipment of cabotage goods, almost by 3.7 times, to 179,750 tonnes.
Transshipment of liquid cargo in the port in January-October rose by 9.1%, to 1,377 tonnes, dry bulk cargo by 26.5%, to 14.42 million tonnes, packaged goods by 21.1%, to 5.253 million tonnes.
Transshipment of containers amounted to 111,279 TEU (an increase of 9%).
As reported, the volume of transshipment at the port in 2018 increased by 25.02% compared to 2017, to 21.54 million tonnes.
Chornomorsk port is a universal international port, one of the largest on the Black Sea.
Mariupol seaport (Donetsk region) in January-October 2019 increased cargo transshipment by 5.5% compared to the same period in 2018, to 5.285 million tonnes.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, over this period the port increased transshipment of exported cargo by 1.8%, to 4.333 million tonnes, imported by 33.5%, to 946,480 tonnes and significantly reduced transshipment of cabotage goods, to 5,500 tonnes. At the same time, the port did not transship transit cargo.
According to the nomenclature of goods, for the ten months of 2019 Mariupol port increased transshipment of liquid cargo by 10.2 times, to 125,200 tonnes, dry cargo by 42.8%, to 1,976 tonnes and reduced the handling of packaged goods by 11.9%, to 3.184 million tonnes.
As reported, the volume of cargo transshipment in Mariupol seaport in 2018 decreased by 9.62% compared to 2017, to 5.89 million tonnes.
Mariupol seaport is one of the largest ports in Ukraine. Its capacities allow transshipment of over 17 million tonnes of cargo per year.
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.
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.
The Odesa seaport in January-September 2019 handled 18.152 million tonnes of cargo, which is 17.5% more than a year ago.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, over the period the port increased handling of exported cargo by 20%, to 13.375 million tonnes and imported cargo – by 12.7%, to 3.669 million tonnes, and coastal cargo 3.3 times, to 172,300 tonnes. Transit cargo transshipment fell by 6.2%, to 934,100 tonnes.
According to the types of cargo, the port in January-September 2019 increased the transshipment of liquid cargo by 16.7%, to 1.262 million tonnes, increased the transshipment of dry bulk cargo by 27.6%, to 7.51 million tonnes, and increased the transshipment of packaged goods by 10.6%, to 9.379 million tonnes.
Container handling amounted to 470,857 TEU (a rise of 10.8% 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.