The seaports of Ukraine in January-April 2019 handled 48.8 million tonnes of cargo, which is 5 million tonnes, or 12% more compared to the same period of 2018.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, most of all, the positive dynamics of increase in transshipment was influenced by exports, which during the reporting period grew by 20% compared to the same period last year, whereas imports and transit decreased by 5% and 18.5% respectively.
Grain handling grew by almost one-third or 4.4 million tonnes compared to January-April 2018, to 18 million tonnes. Transshipment of ore rose by more than a quarter, to more than 10.5 million tonnes.
The growth trend in container handling is also kept: in the first four months of 2019, compared to the same period of 2018, Ukrainian seaports transshipped 47,800 TEU more (18.6% up).