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MYKOLAIV SEAPORT RAISES FREIGHT TRANSSHIPMENT BY 26%

Mykolaiv seaport in January-March 2019 increased cargo handling by 26.2% compared with January-March 2018, to 8.117 million tonnes.
According to the data of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, during this period the port increased the transshipment of exported cargo by 30.72%, to 6.247 million tonnes, imported cargo by 26.67%, to 1.606 million tonnes, and coastal freight handling by 12.75%, to 263,470 tonnes. The port did not transship transit cargo.
In January-March 2019, the port increased the transshipment of liquid cargo by 0.1%, to 764,830 tonnes, increased dry bulk freight by 28.1%, to 6.3 million tonnes, packaged ones by 40.32%, to 1.052 million tonnes.
As reported, Mykolaiv seaport in 2018 increased cargo handling by 24.09% compared with 2017, to 29.2 million tonnes.
Mykolaiv seaport has an area of 97.3 ha and a water area of 224.5 ha. It is connected to the Black Sea by the Buho-Dniprovsko-Lymansky canal. The port has 15 berths with a total length of 2.962 km.

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CHORNOMORSK SEAPORT INCREASES TRANSSHIPMENT OF GOODS BY 27%

Chornomorsk seaport (Odesa region) in January and February 2019 increased cargo handling by 27.32% compared with January and February 2018, to 3.993 million tonnes.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, in January and February 2019, Chornomorsk port increased the handling of exported cargo by 42.3%, to 3.311 million tonnes, imported cargo handling fell by 21.2%, to 521,540 tonnes, transit goods handling grew by 5.89%, to 155,900 tonnes, while the port handled 3,710 tonnes of coastal freight (no handling in January and February 2018).
Liquid cargo handling increased by 16.7%, to 269,050 tonnes, dry bulk cargo by 29.42%, to 2.67 million tonnes, packaged goods by 25.07%, to 1.053 million tonnes. Container handling amounted to 20,134 TEU (a decline of 2.97%).
As reported, the volume of transshipment in the port in 2018 rose by 25.02% compared with 2017, to 21.54 million tonnes.
Chornomorsk port is a universal international port, one of the largest on the Black Sea. The enterprise has specialized terminals and complexes, 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.

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MYKOLAIV SEAPORT RAISES TRANSSHIPMENT BY 19%

Mykolaiv seaport in January 2019 increased cargo handling by 18.84% compared with January 2018, to 2.321 million tonnes.
According to the data of the Ukrainian Sea Ports authority, during this period the port increased the transshipment of exported cargo by 22.69%, to 1.78 million tonnes, imported cargo by 13.95%, to 491,970 tonnes, and coastal freight handling fell by 6.4%, to 47,330 tonnes. The port did not transship transit cargo.
In January 2019, the port cut the transshipment of liquid cargo by 1.12%, to 172,680 tonnes, increased dry bulk freight by 19.8%, to 1.838 million tonnes, packaged ones by 38.27%, to 310,770 tonnes.
As reported, Mykolaiv seaport in 2018 increased cargo handling by 24.09% compared with 2017, to 29.2 million tonnes.

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MYKOLAIV SEAPORT TO ATTRACT UAH 1.2 BLN OF PRIVATE INVESTMENT INTO NEW GRAIN, OILSEEDS TRANSSHIPMENT FACILITIES

Construction of new grain and oilseeds transshipment facilities at the Mykolaiv seaport will start in the rear of berth eight. Private investment will total over UAH 1.2 billion, the Ukrainian Sea Port Authority has reported. “We are investing our own funds and are actively cooperating with port operators and private businesses. This is the development of the berth and rear infrastructure of berths zero and eight. This will increase the capacity of the Mykolaiv port for processing grain by more than 2 million tonnes per year, oil – by 750,000 tonnes per year,” Head of the Ukrainian Sea Port Authority Raivis Veckagans said during a working visit to the Mykolaiv seaport.
The Ukrainian Sea Port Authority refused to name investors, adding that this would be a new cooperation for the port. The Ukrainian Sea Port Authority plans to allocate UAH 350 million within the framework of fulfilling the company’s obligations under a public private partnership project for the construction and dredging of berth eight. At the same time, private investment in infrastructure will amount to over UAH 1.2 billion.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Port Authority, the planned grain complex will have a storage capacity of 96,000 tonnes, a warehouse – 40,000 tonnes, as well as other support facilities. Earlier, the Infrastructure Ministry reported that COFCO (China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation) is ready to invest up to $30 million in the berth capacity of the Mykolaiv port and river logistics.
Seaside Terminal intends to invest about UAH 120 million in the reconstruction of the Mykolaiv-Vantazhny railway station in order to increase its capacity.

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SWISS RISOIL RAISES GRAIN TRANSSHIPMENT BY 20,000 TONNES IN 2017/2018 MY

Risoil S.A. increased grain transshipment by 20,000 tonnes of grain per day, to 1.64 million tonnes, in the 2017/2018 marketing year (July 2017 through June 2018).
“Risoil increased oil transshipment by 11% as compared to last season. As for grain and products of processing, the results stably exceeded planned 1.5 million tonnes. The group transshipped 1.62 million tonnes of grain plus products of processing in the 2016/2017 season and 1.64 million tonnes in the 2017/2018 MY,” the group said in a post on its Facebook page.
Risoil S.A. was established in Geneva (Switzerland) in 2000. Its core business is logistics of oil, bulk and general cargo in the ports of the Black Sea, sale and production of vegetable oils, trade in grain and oilseeds in containers, storage and processing of agro-industrial products.
Risoil Terminal in Chornomorsk seaport was commissioned in 2016.

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SWISS RISOIL WILL RAISE GRAIN TRANSSHIPMENT CAPACITY TO 22,000 TONNES PER DAY BY OCTOBER

Risoil S.A. will increase the transshipment capacity of the grain terminal of JV Risoil Terminal LLC in Chornomorsk seaport (Odesa region) from 15,000 tonnes to 22,000 tonnes of grain per day.
According to the company, it began work on assembling the Neuero ship loader. Its productivity is 1,000 tonnes per hour.
This equipment was designed by the order of Risoil in view of environmental standards, as well as the technical characteristics of berth No. 11.
Risoil is also building a marine gallery. All the preparatory works have been finished. It is planned to complete all the stages and commission new facilities in August-September.
Risoil S.A. was established in Geneva (Switzerland) in 2000. Its core business is logistics of oil, bulk and general cargo in the ports of the Black Sea, sale and production of vegetable oils, trade in grain and oilseeds in containers, storage and processing of agro-industrial products.
Risoil Terminal in Chornomorsk seaport was commissioned in 2016.

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