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.