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ASCET SHIPPING STEVEDORE INCREASES GRAIN HANDLING IN BERDIANSK SEAPORT BY 62%

The private port operator Ascet Shipping increased the grain handling in Berdiansk seaport to 1.134 million tonnes in 2019, which is 62% more than in 2018 (700,349 tonnes).
According to the company’s press service reported on Tuesday, March 17, the volume of handling by Ascet Shipping in Berdiansk seaport has already exceeded 3 million tonnes since it has been working as a port operator (2016).
According to the company’s report, the port operator handled 1.134 million tonnes of cargo, servicing 161 vessels in 2019.
“In the status of a port operator in Berdiansk seaport, Ascet Shipping invested about $4.3 million of its own funds in the development of infrastructure providing grain export through the berths of Berdiansk port. In particular, a port warehouse complex with a capacity of about 100,000 tonnes, a convoy, and modern laboratories were created. The port’s berths were equipped with new technological handling equipment, which allows loading five grain vessels at the port’s berths at the same time,” the company said.
According to the statement, Ascet Shipping has created more than 300 jobs over three and a half years of work in the status of a port operator.
Ascet Shipping is included in top 30 of the largest stevedoring companies in Ukraine and is the largest port operator of Berdiansk seaport.

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ODESA SEAPORT INCREASES CARGO HANDLING BY 4.7% IN JAN

Odesa seaport handled 2.03 million tonnes of cargo in January 2020, which is 4.67% more than in January 2019.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, for the specified period, the port increased the transshipment of exported cargo by 15.2% compared to January last year to 1.622 million tonnes, reduced the transshipment of imported goods – by 17.9%, to 306,000 tonnes, cabotage goods – by 35.9% to 98,190 tonnes. Transshipment of transit cargo decreased by 52.5% to 1,830 tonnes.
Transshipment of bulk cargo in Odesa seaport in January decreased by 83.7% to 26,390 tonnes, dry and bulk – increased by 11.06% to 784,500 tonnes, piece-by-piece – by 13.84% to 1.22 million tonnes.
Processing of containers for the period amounted to 58,329 TEU (an increase of 21% compared to January 2019).
As reported, in 2019, the seaport handled 25.344 million tonnes of cargo, which is 16.8% more than in 2018.
Odesa seaport is located in the southwestern part of Odesa Bay on an artificially created area of 109.5 hectares.
The port serves ships up to 270 meters long with a draft of up to 13 meters. The total length of the mooring line is more than 8 km.
The port handles ships with a total length of up to 270 meters and a draft of up to 13 meters. The length of its berths is around 8 kilometers.

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CHORNOMORSK SEAPORT INCREASES CARGO HANDLING BY 22%

Chornomorsk seaport (Odesa region) in January-November 2019 increased cargo transshipment by 21.8% compared to the same period in 2018, to 23.572 million tonnes.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, during this period Chornomorsk port increased transshipment of exported cargo by 22.4%, to 18.061 million tonnes, imported goods by 16.2%, to 4.4 million tonnes, transit cargo by 20.6%, to 933,710 tonnes, and also significantly increased transshipment of cabotage freight, by 4.1 times, to 200,570 tonnes.
Transshipment of liquid cargo in the port in January-November increased by 7.2%, to 1.510 million tonnes, dry bulk cargo by 23.9%, to 16.238 million tonnes, packaged goods by 20.6%, to 5.823 million tonnes.
Transshipment of containers amounted to 125,078 TEU (an increase of 11.2%).
As reported, the volume of transshipment at the port in 2018 rose by 25.02% compared to 2017, to 21.54 million tonnes.

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FOUR COMPANIES PLAN TO TAKE PART IN CONCESSION COMPETITION FOR UKRAINIAN KHERSON SEAPORT

According to the results of the 60-day deadline for accepting applications for the tender for the transfer of property of state enterprise Kherson Maritime Merchant Port to concession, four companies will take part in it, two of which are international, Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy has said at a briefing in Kyiv. Among the companies that applied for participation in the tender are Busserk Liman Isletme Loj (Turkey), Special Company Kherson Sea Port LLC (Asket Shipping and Global Grain Consortium, Ukraine), Risoil-Kherson LLC (Petro Oil and Chemicals and AT RISOIL consortium, Georgia and Switzerland), as well as Ukrmorport LLC (Ukraine).
As reported, the government announced the start of tenders for pilot concession projects in the port industry on September 12, 2019. An agreement will be concluded with the winner of each tender, the parties to which will be the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, the winner of the tender, as well as the company (SPV, the so called special purpose vehicle), which will be created and registered as the winner of the tender in Ukraine for the implementation of the project.
Feasibility studies for pilot projects were developed by a consortium of international consultants, formed by the EBRD and the IFC. In preparing the feasibility study, a systematic analysis of the market was carried out, and financial, technical, environmental and legal examinations were conducted. In addition, meetings were held with potential domestic and foreign private partners in order to take into account their proposals for the implementation of projects.

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CHORNOMORSK SEAPORT SEES 23.2% RISE IN CARGO HANDLING IN JAN-OCT

The Chornomorsk seaport (Odesa region) in January-October 2019 increased cargo handling by 23.2% year-over-year, to 21.051 million tonnes.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, during this period the port increased export transshipment by 24.4%, to 16.181 million tonnes, import transshipment by 15.9%, to 3.8 million tonnes, transit transshipment by 19.7%, to 881,230 tonnes, and also significantly raised transshipment of cabotage goods, almost by 3.7 times, to 179,750 tonnes.
Transshipment of liquid cargo in the port in January-October rose by 9.1%, to 1,377 tonnes, dry bulk cargo by 26.5%, to 14.42 million tonnes, packaged goods by 21.1%, to 5.253 million tonnes.
Transshipment of containers amounted to 111,279 TEU (an increase of 9%).
As reported, the volume of transshipment at the port in 2018 increased by 25.02% compared to 2017, to 21.54 million tonnes.
Chornomorsk port is a universal international port, one of the largest on the Black Sea.

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MARIUPOL SEAPORT INCREASES CARGO HANDLING BY 5.5%

Mariupol seaport (Donetsk region) in January-October 2019 increased cargo transshipment by 5.5% compared to the same period in 2018, to 5.285 million tonnes.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, over this period the port increased transshipment of exported cargo by 1.8%, to 4.333 million tonnes, imported by 33.5%, to 946,480 tonnes and significantly reduced transshipment of cabotage goods, to 5,500 tonnes. At the same time, the port did not transship transit cargo.
According to the nomenclature of goods, for the ten months of 2019 Mariupol port increased transshipment of liquid cargo by 10.2 times, to 125,200 tonnes, dry cargo by 42.8%, to 1,976 tonnes and reduced the handling of packaged goods by 11.9%, to 3.184 million tonnes.
As reported, the volume of cargo transshipment in Mariupol seaport in 2018 decreased by 9.62% compared to 2017, to 5.89 million tonnes.
Mariupol seaport is one of the largest ports in Ukraine. Its capacities allow transshipment of over 17 million tonnes of cargo per year.

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