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VOLUMES OF CARGO TRANSPORTATION IN 2020, MLN TONS

Volumes of cargo transportation in 2020, MLN tons.

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STATE-RUN UKRZALIZNYTSIA PLANS TO LEASE CARGO TERMINALS

Ukrzaliznytsia is planning pilot projects for the long-term lease of cargo terminals.
“We are planning several pilot projects related to the long-term lease of our assets, such as cargo terminals. We want to create centers with international players on the basis of cargo terminals,” Ukrzaliznytsia head Volodymyr Zhmak said during the All-Ukrainian Forum Ukraine 30.Infrastructure on Tuesday.
According to him, these projects will also create an opportunity of additional employment. The company really plans to optimize staff, but primarily at the expense of administrative and managerial staff, Zhmak said.

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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 TRANSPORT COMPANIES REDUCE CARGO TRANSPORTATION BY 11% IN 2020

Ukrainian transport companies, as well as part of the JFO zone) reduced the cargo transportation by 11.2% in 2020 compared to 2019, to 600 million tonnes, the State Statistics Service said.
According to it, in 2020, the cargo turnover of carriers decreased by 14.3%, to 290.3 billion tonne-kilometers.
According to statistics, in 2020, some 305.5 million tonnes of cargo were transported by rail in domestic traffic and for export, which is 2.4% less than in 2019. Some 191.3 million tonnes (less by 21.7%) were transported by road, 5.6 million tonnes (less by 8.3%) by water transport, 97.5 million tonnes (less by 13.5%) by pipelines, and 100,000 tonnes (less by 6.7%) by air.

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NIKA-TERA PORT CUTS CARGO HANDLING BY 14% IN 2020

Nika-Tera Sea Terminal (Sea Specialized Port Nika-Tera, Mykolaiv), part of Dmytro Firtash’ Group DF, handled 409 vessels and 7.38 million tonnes of cargo in 2020, which is 15% lower than in 2019.
According to the company’s website, the main types of cargo handled in the port are grain, legumes and oilseeds, as well as their processed products.
In 2020, the port started handling oil products and resumed handling fertilizers.
“The coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic and the drop in crop yields are the main reasons for the 14% decrease in cargo handling. In 2020, grain was the main type of cargo handled in the port. At the same time, the crisis helped us open a new ‘window of opportunity’: we are talking about the restoration of volumes of mineral cargo and bitumen handlings,” CEO of Nika-Tera Alim Agakishiev commented on the results of the past year.
The structure of the company’s cargo turnover in 2020 looked as follows: grain, legumes and oilseeds, as well as their processed products accounted for 75% (some 5.55 million tonnes) of handling; open storage bulk cargo for 18% (some 1.3 million tonnes); liquid cargo for 4% (some 323,000 tonnes) and mineral fertilizers for 3% (some 194,000 tonnes).
In 2020, the port handled 409 vessels (versus 410 in 2019), while increasing the number of processed bulk carriers of the Panamax type (with a tonnage of about 65,000 tonnes) by 44% from 16 to 23 units.
In total, 63,114 rail cars and 65,910 vehicles were handled in the port.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the port was able to ensure 100% retention of the company’s personnel and large-scale assistance to the city’s healthcare sector in the fight against COVID-19.
“We believe in a gradual recovery of the market, economy and, accordingly, the volume of cargo turnover in 2021. However, much will depend on weather conditions and the yield of key crops in this marketing year,” Agakishiev said.

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NIKA-TERA PORT CUTS CARGO HANDLING BY 14%

Nika-Tera Sea Terminal (Sea Specialized Port Nika-Tera, Mykolaiv), part of Dmytro Firtash’ Group DF, handled 409 vessels and 7.38 million tonnes of cargo in 2020, which is 15% lower than in 2019.

According to the company’s website, the main types of cargo handled in the port are grain, legumes and oilseeds, as well as their processed products.
In 2020, the port started handling oil products and resumed handling fertilizers.
“The coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic and the drop in crop yields are the main reasons for the 14% decrease in cargo handling. In 2020, grain was the main type of cargo handled in the port. At the same time, the crisis helped us open a new ‘window of opportunity’: we are talking about the restoration of volumes of mineral cargo and bitumen handlings,” CEO of Nika-Tera Alim Agakishiev commented on the results of the past year.
The structure of the company’s cargo turnover in 2020 looked as follows: grain, legumes and oilseeds, as well as their processed products accounted for 75% (some 5.55 million tonnes) of handling; open storage bulk cargo for 18% (some 1.3 million tonnes); liquid cargo for 4% (some 323,000 tonnes) and mineral fertilizers for 3% (some 194,000 tonnes).
In 2020, the port handled 409 vessels (versus 410 in 2019), while increasing the number of processed bulk carriers of the Panamax type (with a tonnage of about 65,000 tonnes) by 44% from 16 to 23 units.
In total, 63,114 rail cars and 65,910 vehicles were handled in the port.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the port was able to ensure 100% retention of the company’s personnel and large-scale assistance to the city’s healthcare sector in the fight against COVID-19.
“We believe in a gradual recovery of the market, economy and, accordingly, the volume of cargo turnover in 2021. However, much will depend on weather conditions and the yield of key crops in this marketing year,” Agakishiev said.

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