: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Seaports in Ukraine cut cargo handling in 2016

State Enterprise “Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority” reports that Ukraine’s seaports in 2016 handled 131.99 million tonnes of cargo. This data is 8.9% less than in 2015.

Transshipment of exported cargo reduced by 3.3%, to 100.395 million tonnes.

Transshipment of imported cargo decreased by 10.8%, to 16.013 million tonnes.

Transshipment of transit freight fell by 35% to 10.37 million tonnes, cabotage cargo by 23.7%, to 5.22 million tonnes.

State port operators managed by the Ministry of Infrastructure handled 38.415 million tonnes of cargo (29.1% of the total volume), other port operators (mostly privately owned) at all berths transshipped 93.583 million tonnes of cargo (70.9%). Port operators (mostly privately owned) at the berths of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority handled 53.49 million tonnes of cargo (40.5%).

Transshipment of containers in seaports increased by 24.1% and amounted to 588,542 TEU.

Yuzhny Seaport in Odesa region, the largest seaport of Ukraine in terms of transshipment, in 2016 reduced cargo handling by 19.1% compared with 2015, to 39.91 million tonnes.

As reports State Enterprise “Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority”, in 2016 the port decreased transshipment of exported cargo by 22.4%, to 29.671 million tonnes, imported freight by 2.4%, to 4.811 million tonnes, transit cargo by 32.2%, to 3.535 million tonnes, increased cabotage goods handling by 7 times, to 1.273 million tonnes.

According to the types of cargo, the port during this period reduced transshipment of liquid cargo by 16%, to 3.788 million tonnes, dry bulk goods by 20.8%, to 34.383 million tonnes, increased the handling of packaged goods by 67.2%, to 1.12 million tonnes.


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