Mariupol seaport (Donetsk region) increased cargo transshipment by 10.12% in 2019 compared to 2018, to 6.484 million tonnes.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, the port increased transshipment of exported cargo by 6.81%, to 5.266 million tonnes, imported goods by 33.27%, to 1.209 million tonnes, while significantly reducing transshipment of cabotage cargo, to 8,800 tonnes. The port did not handle transit cargo.
According to the nomenclature of cargo in 2019, Mariupol port increased transshipment of liquid cargo by 5.1 times, to 144,100 tonnes, dry bulk cargo by 47.02%, to 2.512 million tonnes, but reduced transshipment of packaged goods by 7.78%, to 3.828 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.
The seaports of Ukraine in 2019 handled 160 million tonnes of cargo, which is 18.4% more than in 2018, the press service of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority has said.
“For the third year in a row, Ukraine’s seaports demonstrate an increase in transshipment. This year, our 13 ports, excluding those that remained in the territory of Crimea, have reached a record high in the entire history of their existence – 160 million tonnes. The maximum levels of grain and ore transshipment have been recorded. Container transportation overcame a ten-year maximum – one million TEU. Three ports at once, Pivdenny, Mykolaiv and Olvia, reached the maximum transshipment volume since their creation. And finally, the authority managed for the second time to provide dredging in the amount of more than 7 million cubic meters,” head of the agency Raivis Veckagans said.
According to the report, the agricultural sector carried out a record transshipment in 2019. Thus, according to the enterprise, grain cargo and oil accounted for more than a third (37.7%) of the total cargo flow in Ukrainian ports, while grain handling increased by 32%, to 54.6 million tonnes.
Transshipment of ore ranked second with 37.3 million tonnes per year (33% more). The top three cargo types in 2019 also included containers – more than 1 million TEU.
Exports rose by 22.2% compared with the same period of the previous year, to 121 million tonnes, imports by 8.7%, to 2.58 million tonnes, transit by 8%, to 11 million tonnes.
Among the Ukrainian ports, the leaders in terms of cargo transshipment in 2019 were Pivdenny with 53.9 million tonnes (26.1% more), Mykolaiv with 33.4 million tonnes (14.5% more), Chornomorsk with 26.2 million tonnes (21.4% more), and Odesa with 25.3 million tonnes (16.8% more).
Chornomorsk seaport (Odesa region) in January-November 2019 increased cargo transshipment by 21.8% compared to the same period in 2018, to 23.572 million tonnes.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, during this period Chornomorsk port increased transshipment of exported cargo by 22.4%, to 18.061 million tonnes, imported goods by 16.2%, to 4.4 million tonnes, transit cargo by 20.6%, to 933,710 tonnes, and also significantly increased transshipment of cabotage freight, by 4.1 times, to 200,570 tonnes.
Transshipment of liquid cargo in the port in January-November increased by 7.2%, to 1.510 million tonnes, dry bulk cargo by 23.9%, to 16.238 million tonnes, packaged goods by 20.6%, to 5.823 million tonnes.
Transshipment of containers amounted to 125,078 TEU (an increase of 11.2%).
As reported, the volume of transshipment at the port in 2018 rose by 25.02% compared to 2017, to 21.54 million tonnes.
Transport enterprises of Ukraine increase cargo transportation by 9%
The transport enterprises of Ukraine in January-October 2019 increased cargo transportation by 8.8% compared to the same period in 2018, to 561.6 million tonnes, according to the State Statistics Service. According to its data, freight turnover of carriers for the specified period increased by 2.2%, to 282.3 billion tonne-kilometers.
According to statistical data, in January-October 2019 some 220.2 million tonnes of goods were transported by rail within the country and for export, which is 1.1% less than in January-October 2018.
Transportation of timber decreased by 59.4%, construction materials by 21%, scrap metal by 18%, coke by 9.3%, cement by 5.6%, coal by 4.2%, and ferrous metals by 3.4%.
At the same time, transportation of iron and manganese ore rose by 3.2%, oil and petroleum products by 0.1%, grain and cereal by 23.9%, chemical and mineral fertilizers by 32.9%.
In the total volume of cargo transportation by water, foreign traffic accounted for 41.5%. The volume of foreign cargo transportation decreased by 1.2%.
In January-October 2019, compared with January-October 2018, the volume of cargo transportation by pipelines increased. So, transportation of ammonia grew by 10.6%, gas by 0.6%. Ammonia transit was up by 11.1%, gas by 1.7%. Along with this, oil pumping and transit decreased by 1.9% and 4.3% respectively.
Cargo transportation along the Dnipro River in January-October 2019 increased by 22.6% compared to the same period a year earlier, to 9.655 million tonnes.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, the number of trips on the Dnipro River during this period decreased by 30.7%, to 9,972.
Transportation of metal products increased by 24.1%, to 1.374 million tonnes, grain doubled, to 3.916 million tonnes. At the same time, transportation of construction materials and other goods fell by 5.4%, to 4.328 million tonnes, petroleum products by 37.6%, to 37,400 tonnes.
As reported, in 2018 river transportation in Ukraine amounted to 16.5 million tonnes of cargo.
The volume of traffic along the Dnipro River last year increased by 22.4% compared to 2017 and amounted to about 9.9 million tonnes.
According to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, for 2016-2018 the volume of grain transportation along the Dnipro River rose by 180%, construction materials by 130%.
In 2018, the volume of traffic by inland waterways increased by 112% compared to 2013-2015 and amounted to 9.9 million tonnes.
Pivdenny seaport (Odesa region), the largest seaport in Ukraine in terms of transshipment volume, increased cargo transshipment by 28.4% in January-September 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, to 38.658 million tonnes.
According to information from the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, for the specified period the port increased transshipment of exported cargo by 36.4%, to 28.304 million tonnes, imported freight by 6%, to 5.292 million tonnes, transit by 19.1%, to 5.043 million tonnes.
In January-September, the seaport handled only 12% of the volume of cabotage cargo compared to the same period in 2018, which amounted to 17,450 tonnes.
According to the nomenclature of cargo, in January-September the port raised transshipment of liquid cargo by 10.3%, to 3.265 million tonnes, dry bulk cargo by 34.8%, to 32.285 million tonnes, and reduced transshipment of packaged goods by 2.9%, to 3.107 million tonnes.
Container transshipment amounted to 144,985 TEU (an increase of 87.8% 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.