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CARGO TRANSPORTATION ON DNIPRO RIVER STILL INCREASING

Cargo transportation along the Dnipro River in January-June 2021 increased by 63.9% (1.9 million tonnes) compared to the same period in 2020, to 5.46 million tonnes.
According to the report of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA), with reference to the data of the River Information Service of Ukraine, 6,433 trips were carried out during January-June against 3,299 in 2020.
“The main share of cargo is construction materials, the volume of transportation of which increased by 133.5% and reached 3.71 million tonnes. Grain cargo is in the second place, its volume of transportation decreased by 5.4% compared to last year and amounted to 1.13 million tonnes,” the report says.
In addition, metal products are actively transported along the river. At the same time, over the six months of this year, the volume of metal transportation by river decreased by 9.6% and reached 603,900 tonnes.

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VOLUMES OF CARGO TRANSPORTATION IN JAN- MARCH 2021, MLN TONS

VOLUMES OF CARGO TRANSPORTATION IN JAN- MARCH 2021, MLN TONS

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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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IN JAN-MAY SEAPORTS OF UKRAINE HANDLED 55.4 MLN TONNES OF CARGO

In January-May 2021, the seaports of Ukraine handled 55.4 million tonnes of cargo, which is 18.6% less than in the same period in 2020.
As reported on the website of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA), the specified period, the ports mainly handled ore and grain cargo – 15.7 million tonnes (14.1% down) and 14.6 million tonnes (33.1% down) respectively.
At the same time, the transshipment of oil products grew by 46.7% and amounted to 657,700 tonnes.
In January-May, the transshipment of export cargo amounted to 42.6 million tonnes (18.6% down compared to the same period in 2020), import reached 8.8 million tonnes (13.4% down), transit totaled 3.4 million tonnes (25% down), and coastal cargo handling was 484,800 tonnes (42.5% down).
In addition, 415,532 TEU containers were handled in the first five months of this year, which is 6.4% less than in the same period in 2020.
As reported, the seaports of Ukraine in January-April 2021 handled 44.1 million tonnes of cargo, which is 19.6% less than in the same period in 2020.

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VOLUMES OF CARGO TRANSPORTATION IN 2020, MLN TONS

Volumes of cargo transportation in 2020, MLN tons.

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