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PIVDENNY SEAPORT CUTS CARGO HANDLING BY 18.6 % IN JAN-APRIL

Pivdenny maritime merchandise port (formerly Yuzhny, Odesa region), the largest seaport in Ukraine in terms of transshipment volume, in January-April 2021 reduced cargo handling by 18.6% compared to January-April 2020, to 16.786 million tonnes.
According to the data on the website of the state-owned enterprise Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, over four months of 2021, the seaport reduced handling of export cargo by 13.83%, to 13.12 million tonnes, import cargo by 37%, to 1.849 million tonnes, transit cargo by 24.53%, to 1.776 million tonnes, coastal cargo by 61.3%, to 41,040 tonnes.
In terms of the cargo nomenclature, the seaport in January-April 2021 reduced handling of liquid cargo by 18.95%, to 1.725 million tonnes, dry bulk cargo by 17.75%, to 13.993 million tonnes, packaged cargo by 27.84%, to 1.068 million tonnes.
Handling of containers for this period amounted to 64,316 TEU (24.77% less).

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UKRZALIZNYTSIA AND QTERMINALS TO COOPERATE IN FRAMEWORK OF CONCESSION OF OLVIA SEAPORT

JSC Ukrzaliznytsia and the project company of the Qatari port operator QTerminals W.L.L. – LLC QTerminals have agreed to cooperate within the framework of the concession of the specialized seaport Olvia (Mykolaiv), the website of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine reported on Friday.
Cooperation of the parties will be aimed at the implementation of unimpeded and regular rail transportation on the territory of Mykolaiv and their further development.
As reported earlier, representatives of Ukraine and Qatar discussed the implementation of the Olvia port concession agreement by the Qatari company QTerminals.
Ukroboronservis and Qatari’s QTerminals will also cooperate under the Olvia seaport concession.
The contract for the concession of the specialized sea port Olvia (Mykolaiv) was signed by the Ministry of Infrastructure and QTerminals W.L.L. August 20, 2020.
The concessionaire of the port of Olvia, the Qterminals company, plans to create an export grain hub on its basis.
The company plans in 2020 to invest $9.2 million in planning and designing new terminals, obtaining the necessary documents, and beginning infrastructural modernization. In 2021, the company plans to invest $31.3 million, including in new cranes, storage infrastructure and berthing facilities. In general, the Qatari company intends to invest $142 million in this project by 2024.

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MYKOLAIV SEAPORT REDUCES TRANSSHIPMENT OF GOODS BY 24%

Mykolaiv seaport in January 2021 reduced transshipment of goods by 24% compared to January 2020, to 1.99 million tonnes.
According to the website of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, in January the port reduced transshipment of export cargo by 30.6%, to 1.391 million tonnes, increased transshipment of imported cargo by 0.1%, to 516,760 tonnes, transshipment of transit goods by 0.3%, to 28,300 tonnes.
At the same time, the seaport handled 54,320 tonnes of cabotage cargo, a decrease of 21.2% compared to January 2020.
Transshipment of liquid cargo in Mykolaiv seaport in January increased by 29.1%, to 285,400 tonnes, dry bulk cargo decreased by 30.6%, to 1.434 million tonnes, packaged goods decreased by 18.4%, to 270,880 tonnes.
Mykolaiv seaport is located on an area of 97.3 hectares and a water area of 224.5 hectares.
The port has 15 berths with a total length of 2,962 meters.

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UKRAINIAN OLVIA SEAPORT INCREASES CARGO HANDLING BY 26% IN 2020

Olvia specialized seaport handled 3.91 million tonnes of cargo in 2020, which is 813,180 tonnes or 26.3% more than in 2019.
According to the information on the website of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, in the terms of shipment, the distribution of cargo took place as follows: export amounted to 3.53 million tonnes (more by 23.9% compared to 2019), import to 303,370 tonnes (41.2% more), coastal cargo to 70,210 tonnes, and transit cargo to 2,940 tonnes.
In 12 months of 2020, progress was achieved in the processing of bulk cargo 3.54 million tonnes, which is 34.1% more than in 2019.
“It should be noted that the largest contribution to the cargo handling was made by the Ukrainian agricultural sector, because 1.83 million tonnes of grain cargo was handled, which is 48.5% more than last year,” the association said.
In addition, in 2020, Olvia seaport handled 758,630 tonnes (more by 3%) of construction cargo, other bulk cargo 675,280 tonnes (more by 29.7%), as well as ferrous metals 322,410 tonnes and coal 232,480 tonnes.
The cargo handling of the Olvia seaport operators in 2020 was distributed as follows: EVT Grain LLC 2.22 million tonnes, and the state-owned enterprise Stevedoring Company Olvia 1.69 million tonnes.
In December 2020, in general, 258,490 tonnes of cargo were handled in the seaport water area, of which export cargo amounted to 258,160 tonnes, imported and coastal cargo to 110 tonnes and 230 tonnes, respectively.
The number of ship calls since the beginning of the year amounted to 270, including 16 during December.

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PIVDENNY SEAPORT INCREASES TRANSSHIPMENTS

Pivdenny commercial sea port (formerly Yuzhny, Odesa region), the largest seaport of Ukraine in terms of transshipment volume, increased transshipment by 21.4%, which is 46.932 million tonnes in January-September 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.
According to the data of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority published on its website, in the nine months the port increased the transshipment of export cargo by 26.4% to 35.775 million tonnes compared to January-September last year, import cargo by 9.5%, to 5.793 million tonnes, and transit cargo by 0.4%, to 5.062 million tonnes. Coastal cargoes were handled 17 times over, which accounted for 1.728 million tonnes.
In terms of the cargo nomenclature, the port increased the transshipment of liquid cargo by 23.4% up to 4.028 million tonnes, bulk materials by 22.3%, to 39.478 million tonnes, packaged goods by 10.2%, to 3.425 million tonnes.
Transshipment of containers for the specified period amounted to 181,737 TEU (up by 25.4%).
Pivdenny sea 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.

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MARIUPOL SEAPORT INCREASES TRANSSHIPMENT IN 2020

Mariupol seaport (Donetsk region) in January-September 2020 increased cargo transshipment by 16.5% compared to the same period in 2019, which is 5.335 million tonnes.
According to the website of the state-owned enterprise Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, the port increased the transshipment of export cargo by 17.41%, to 4.461 million tonnes during this period, but reduced the transshipment of imported cargo by 36.84%, to 489,900 tonnes, and increased transshipment of cabotage goods by more than 83.5 times, to 384,200 tonnes. At the same time, the port did not handle transit cargo.
In terms of the cargo nomenclature in the nine months of 2020, Mariupol port increased the transshipment of liquid cargo by 10.91%, to 118,900 tonnes, reduced the transshipment of bulk materials by 2.71%, to 1.599 million tonnes, and increased the transshipment of packaged goods by 27.86%, to 3.617 million tonnes.
During this period, no containers were transshipped in the port.
As reported, the volume of cargo transshipment at Mariupol seaport increased by 10% to 6.484 million tonnes in 2019 as in comparison to 2018.
Mariupol seaport is one of the largest ports in Ukraine. Its capacity allows transshipping over 17 million tonnes of cargo per year. The port is open year-round for vessels up to 240 meters in length and up to eight meters draft. Its territory is 73.2 ha, and the length of the berthing line is 4.2 km.

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