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FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION ON DNIPRO RIVER INCREASES BY 31.5%

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.

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FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION ON DNIPRO RIVER INCREASES BY 42%

Freight transportation on the Dnipro river in January-June 2019 increased by 42% compared to the same period in 2018, to 4.2 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 decreased by 23%, to almost 4,500 voyages.
Transportation of metals in January-June increased by 45%, to 647,000 tonnes, grain shipments rose by 115.2%, to 1.722 million tonnes, those of building materials and other goods by 7.5% to nearly 1.819 million tonnes. At the same time, fuel transportation decreased by 51%, to 13,000 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.

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TRANSPORT ENTERPRISES OF UKRAINE INCREASE FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION BY 9% IN JAN-MARCH

Transport enterprises of Ukraine in January-March 2019 increased cargo transportation by 8.9% compared to January-March 2018, to 163.3 million tonnes.
The State Statistics Service said freight turnover for this period increased by 2.2%, to 81 billion tonne-kilometers.
According to statistical data, in January-March 2019 some 64 million tonnes of cargo were transported by rail within the country and for exports, which is 0.2% less than in January-March 2018.
Transportation of scrap ferrous metals decreased by 27.9%, timber by 58.5%, construction materials by 26.1%, coke by 10.4%, ferrous metals by 5.6%, and coal by 2.6%. At the same time, transportation of iron and manganese ore grew by 4.1%, chemical and mineral fertilizers by 5.5%, grain and cereals by 19.8%, oil and petroleum products by 11.5%, and cement by 14.6%.
In the total volume of cargo transportation by sea overseas accounted for 61.4%. The volume of overseas cargo transportation in the reporting period decreased by 2.7% compared with January-March 2018.
In January-March 2019 compared with the same period last year, the volume of cargo transported by pipelines increased. Thus, gas pumping grew by 4.6%, oil – by 5.5%, gas transit fell by 2.7%, and oil grew by 4.9%. Pumping and transit of ammonia increased 24.7% and 21.3%, respectively.

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UKRAINE’S TRANSPORT COMPANIES INCREASE FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION BY 6%

Transport enterprises of Ukraine (excluding the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as part of Donbas) in January and February 2019 increased cargo transportation by 5.9% compared to January and February 2018, to 103.1 million tonnes.
The State Statistics Service said freight turnover for this period increased by 2.9%, to 52.1 billion tonne-kilometers.
According to statistical data, in January and February 2019 some 40.5 million tonnes of cargo were transported by rail within the country and for exports, which is 4.2% less than in January and February 2018.
Transportation of scrap ferrous metals decreased by 55.6%, timber by 55.2%, construction materials by 35.2%, coke by 12.7%, ferrous metals by 9.8%, cement by 6.7%, coal by 1.7%. At the same time, transportation of iron and manganese ore grew by 0.7%, chemical and mineral fertilizers by 1.4%, grain and cereals by 19.5%, and oil and petroleum products by 24.8%.
In the total volume of cargo transportation by sea overseas accounted for 76.9%. The volume of overseas cargo transportation in the reporting period decreased by 21.6% compared with January and February 2018.
In January and February 2019 compared with the same period last year, the volume of cargo transported by pipelines increased. Thus, gas pumping grew by 5.7%, oil – by 2.8%, gas transit – by 15%, and oil – by 3.1%. Pumping and transit of ammonia increased 21.4% and 18.1%, respectively.

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