Business news from Ukraine


Chornomorsk seaport (Odesa region) reduces handling of goods by 7.7%, to 19.437 million tonnes in January-October 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.
According to the website of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA), over the ten months Chornomorsk port reduced the transshipment of export cargo by 2.1%, to 15.838 million tonnes compared to January-October 2019, import cargo by 30.3%, to 2.654 million tonnes, and coastal cargo by 71.3%, to 51,600 tonnes, but increased handling of transit cargo by 1.3%, to 892,260 tonnes.
Handling of bulk cargo in the seaport decreased by 11.7%, to 1.216 million tonnes, dry bulk cargo by 4.7%, to almost 13.749 million tonnes, and packaged goods by 14.9%, to 4.472 million tonnes.
Handling of containers amounted to 125,282 TEU (increased by 12.6%).
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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Risoil S.A. Group of Companies has opened ‘Bond’ crowding pen for the motor vehicles that can afford 70 trucks at Risoil Terminal grain terminal in Chornomorsk port (Odesa region).
As the company said on Facebook, this is the second crowding pen for the vehicles due to which Risoil Terminal will accept up to 100 motor vehicles.
“The main function of the facility is the accumulation and dispatching control of the movement of the cargo vehicles following unloading at the Risoil Terminal,” Risoil said.
Besides, along with the opening of the pen, the terminal launches a system of automatic control and a system of motor recording based on Jit+ program.
“This mobile application is purposed for the truck drivers. Only tested elevators and vehicles can use the platform. Using the application, documents are processed quickly, and the cargo is delivered in time. Thanks to Jit +, you can also monitor the location of all machines,” reads the report.
Risoil S.A. was founded in 2000 in Geneva, Switzerland. The company’s structure allows it to utilize its resources to be stable and efficient, to develop actively, to be in touch with the world’s markets, and to adapt to their rapid changes. Over the years of development, the company has established offices and manufacturing facilities in Ukraine, and a number of countries in the European Union.

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Risoil S.A. plans to install eight new silos at the grain terminal Risoil Terminal in Chornomorsk port and increase the capacity of storage by 105,000 tonnes, to 257,000 tonnes on average (depending on the crops). “This month, the installation of eight new silos begins. The volume of storage will be 105,000 tonnes more. The supplier of silos is AGI, the leading global manufacturer of equipment. It is planned to compete the installation work by the end of 2019,” the group said on Facebook.
Risoil S.A. was established in Geneva (Switzerland) in 2000. Its core business is logistics of oil, bulk and general cargo in the ports of the Black Sea, the sale and production of vegetable oils, trade in grains and oilseeds in containers, storage and processing of agro-industrial products.
The grain terminal Risoil Terminal in Chornomorsk port was put into operation in 2016.

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China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. (CHEC) on August 8, 2018, began dredging on the offshore maritime approach channel to Chornomorsk Port and in the operating area of the first boot basin of the Sukhy estuary. The dredging will allow large vessels with a draft of up to 14.5 meters, such as Capesize, deadweight up to 100,000 tonnes and containerships with a capacity of 8,000 TEU to the current and planned reconstruction of deep-sea quays, the press service of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) has said.
The dredging project was developed by the Infrastructure Ministry’s institute and ChornomorNIIIProject. It will deepen the approach channel from 14.5 m to 16 m and extend the approach channel from 1,400 m to 1,600 m. The width will remain the same – 150 m. Dredging of the water area of the first boot basic of the Sukhy estuary will increase the depth in its central part up to 15 m. The total amount of dredging of Chornomorsk Port will be about 2 million cubic meters, including more than 500,000 cubic meters in the approach channel and about 1.5 million cubic meters in the water area. It is planned that the work on the projects will take two to five months.
The cost of the work is UAH 404.1 million without VAT. Of this amount, UAH 87.1 million will be spent on dredging of the channel, and UAH 317 million on increasing the water area. To carry out dredging in Chornomorsk, CHEC mobilized a dredging fleet of 15 vessels. All of them have already arrived in the port water area. As previously reported, CHEC was selected to conduct dredging operations at the port of Chornomorsk as a result of open tenders in the electronic public procurement system ProZorro on March 13, 2018.
CHEC also conducts dredging in the port of Yuzhny. In May 2017, the Chinese company and USPA signed two contracts, one of which has already been completed three months ahead of schedule, and the second is 70% completed.

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