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Pivdenny maritime merchandise port transported 16.7 million tonnes of cargo in 2021, which is 2.1 million tonnes or 11.17% less than in 2020 (some 18.8 million tonnes of cargo), according to the port website.
In 2021, the port handled 13.8 million tonnes of export cargo, 2.14 million tonnes of imported cargo and 747,000 tonnes of transit and coastal cargo.
Last year, 229 vessels were handled at the berths of the state stevedore, 102 of which are large-capacity Capesize bulk carriers. In particular, in 2021, the state stevedore unloaded three vessels with wind turbine elements, including 79-meter blades, and four vessels with thermal coal for Centrenergo and DTEK.
The port notes that export cargo accounts for 83% of the company’s cargo turnover.
Pivdenny maritime merchandise port specializes in transshipment of bulk, general and packaged cargo transported by sea, rail and road. It operates five deep-water berths, two of which handle Capesize vessels, loading them to full cargo capacity.
Pivdenny port was founded in 1978. It is located on the banks of the Adzhalyk estuary and is the deepest in Ukraine. The total length of the berths is about 2.6 km.