P & O Maritime Ukraine, a subsidiary of the global operator of port services P & O Maritime, providing tugboat services at the Yuzhny port since early 2018, has started providing these services in the Chornomorsk seaport (both based in Odesa region).
“Thus, now the company is present in two largest seaports of Ukraine – Yuzhny and Chornomorsk,” P & O Maritime Ukraine said on Wednesday.
According to the report, the company sent three tugboats to the Chornomorsk seaport, and their crews also consist of employees of the Chornomorsk port fleet.
P & O Maritime Ukraine Director General Mykhailo Sokolov said that the arrival of the company to the Chornomorsk port would help to increase the quality of services in the port.
As reported, in January 2018, P&O Maritime, a fully owned subsidiary of DP World Group, received control over LB Shipping company and started providing tugboat services at the Yuzhny port. The co-investor of the deal was SD Capital investment company belonged to Andriy Stavnitser and Filip Hrushko.
The Chornomorsk maritime merchandise port (Odesa region) in January-May 2018 increased cargo handling by 32.51% year-over-year, to 8.735 million tonnes.
According to data from the Ukrainian Sea Port Authority, over the period the port boosted transshipment of export cargo by 15.65%, to 6.42 million tonnes, while handling of imported cargo grew 2.45-fold, to 1.867 million tonnes. Transit cargo transshipment rose by 59.3%, to 442,930 tonnes. The port handled 5,860 tonnes of intercoastal cargo.
Transshipment of bulk cargo fell by 20.26%, to 628,950 tonnes, packaged cargo transshipment soared by 97.59%, to 2.21 million tonnes and dry cargo – grew by 25.86%, to 5.897 million tonnes.
Chornomorsk port is a universal international port, one of the largest on the Black Sea. The enterprise has specialized terminals and systems, which allow overloading a wide range of goods: liquid, bulk, general. Its 29 berths are capable of receiving ships with a carrying capacity of up to 100,000 tonnes. The annual designed capacity of the port is more than 30 million tonnes.
The port’s capacity of container handling is 1.15 million TEU. Since 2007 the port has been capable of providing the simultaneous accepting of three ocean-going container ships with a capacity of more than 5,000 TEU and a length of up to 300 meters.
The Ukrainian Sea Port Authority has announced an open tender to select a contractor to conduct dredging works in the internal water area of Odesa Maritime Merchandise Port, the authority has said in a report. It is planned that dredging will be conducted in 2018-2019. Over 91,000 cubic meters of soil is to be removed. The expect cost of works is UAH 19.03 million. “We conducted dredging works at Odesa seaport last year using own fleet, and this year we will attract a contractor, as the authority’s fleet is used at other sections, in particular, works in Danube and Azov regions,” Ukrainian Sea Port Authority Head Ravis Veckagans said.
Bids can be submitted both by Ukrainian and international companies before June 4, 2018.
Mariupol seaport (Donetsk region) in January-March 2018 increased cargo handling by 10.5%, year-over-year, to 1.333 million tonnes.
In the first three months of 2018, the port increased transshipment of exported cargo by 5.8%, to 1.26 million tonnes, imported freight by 4.3 times, to 56,000 tonnes, cabotage cargo by 6.5 times, to 16,300 tonnes, the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority said.
Yet, the port did not handle transit goods.
According to the types of cargo, the port did not handle liquid cargo, while dry bulk handling rose by 1.2%, to 239,000 tonnes, that of non-bulk goods increased by 17.8%, to 1.094 million tonnes.
Mariupol seaport is one of the largest ports of Ukraine. Its capacity allows handling more than 17 million tonnes of cargo per year. The port is open all year round for ships with a length of up to 240 meters and a draft of up to 8 meters. Its territory is 73.2 hectares, the length of the berthing line is 4.2 km.