Grain crops traffic on the Dnipro River in January-July 2021 decreased by 23.8% compared to the same period in 2020, to 1.19 million tonnes, the total cargo traffic on the river increased by 38.7%, to 6.5 million tonnes, the river information service of the state-owned enterprise Delta-Pilot (Mykolaiv) said on its website last week.
According to the service, construction materials traffic over the specified period doubled, to 4.66 million tonnes, metal products traffic decreased 15.7%, to 733,000 tonnes.
In general, in January-July 2021, 7,803 trips were made on the Dnipro River, which is 58.4% more than in the same period in 2020.
Delta-Pilot is a branch of the state-owned enterprise Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA). The river information service of the enterprise provides data on navigation, the state of navigable inland waterways of Ukraine, as well as factors affecting navigation conditions in the area of operation of the service on the Dnipro and Danube rivers.
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.
Cargo transportation on the Dnipro River in January-April 2021 increased 62.5% (by 1.2 million tonnes) compared to the same period in 2020, to 3.12 million tonnes of cargo. According to a posting on the website of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) with reference to the data of the River Information Service of Ukraine (RIS), 3,465 voyages were carried out during January-April versus 1,694 flights in 2020 (a rise of 104.5%).
“The main share of cargo is construction cargo, the volume of transportation of which grew by 126% and reached 1.97 million tonnes. Grain cargo is in second place. Its volume of transportation is actually equal to last year’s indicators and amounts to 804,800 tonnes (a decrease by 2%),” USPA said.
In addition, metal products were actively transported by river. In the four months ended April 2021, the volume of metal transportation by river increased 68.3% and reached 340,000 tonnes.
This year, 4,700 tonnes of petroleum products were also transported by river.
Cargo transportation along the Dnipro River in January-September 2019 increased by 26.36% compared with the same period a year earlier and amounted to almost 8.279 million tonnes.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, the number of trips on the Dnipro River for this period decreased by 31.8%, to 8,644.
Transportation of metal products increased by 27.3%, to 1.227 million tonnes, grain doubled, to 3.36 million tonnes. Transportation of construction materials and other goods during this period decreased by 5.6%, to 3.656 million tonnes, oil products by 36.2%, to 34,900 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 rose by 22.4% compared to 2017 and amounted to about 9.9 million tonnes.
According to the Ministry of Infrastructure, in 2016-2018 transportation of grain along the Dnipro grew by 180%, construction materials by 130%.
The volume of transportation by inland waterways in 2016-2018 compared to 2013-2015 increased by 112% and in 2018 amounted to 9.9 million tonnes.
Freight transportation on the Dnipro River in January-July 2019 increased by 31.5% compared to the same period in 2018, up to 5.45 million tonnes.
As the Rivers of Ukraine Association reported on Facebook with reference to the Sea Ports Authority of Ukraine, the number of ship passages along the Dnipro totaled 5,775 voyages.
Transportation of metals in January-July increased by 33.9%, to 835,200 tonnes, grain shipments rose by 2.3 times, to 2.2 million tonnes. Those of building materials and other goods decreased by 5.7% to nearly 2.394 million tonnes. At the same time, fuel transportation decreased by 32.2%, to 21,900 tonnes.
As reported, 16.5 million tonnes of freight was transported by river in Ukraine in 2018. Freight traffic on the Dnipro last year increased by 22.4% from 2017, to about 9.9 million tonnes.
In 2016-2018, transportation of grain freight across the Dnipro grew by 180% and that of construction freight by 130%, according to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.
The volume of traffic by inland waterways in 2016-2018 increased by 112% compared with 2013-2015, to 9.9 million tonnes in 2018.