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Sea ports reached a ten-year maximum in cargo transshipment

12 December 2019, 12:46

Sea ports reached a ten-year maximum in cargo transshipment

Handling of bulk cargo increased by 24.2%. Photo: port-yuzhny.com.ua

As of 11 December from the beginning of 2019 the sea ports of Ukraine for the first time in ten years surpassed the cargo turnover of 150 million tons. It was reported by press service of the SE Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA).

According to actual data provided by the USPA, in January-November 2019 the sea ports increased cargo turnover by 18.8% — up to 144.343 million tons compared to the same period last year.

Transshipment of export cargo increased by 22.2% to 108.561 million tons, import cargo — by 10.4%, to 23.703 million tons, transit cargo — by 11.2% to 10.219 million tons. Handling of coastal cargo decreased by 7.5% to 1.858 million tons.

Handling of liquid bulk cargo increased by 10.3% to 10.27 million tons. In particular, transshipment of vegetable oil grew by 6.9% to 5.337 million tons, chemical cargo — by 5% to 2.579 million tons, oil products — by 6.6% to 1.243 million tons, oil — by 52.2% up to 901.88 thousand tons. Transshipment of other liquid bulk cargo doubled — up to 208.75 thousand tons.

Transshipment of bulk cargo increased by 24.2% to 104.982 million tons. In particular, handling of cereal cargo increased by 32.3% — up to 48.752 million tons, including grain — by 34.1% up to 48.072 million tons. Ore transshipment increased by 33.2% — up to 33.648 million tons, chemical cargo and mineral fertilizers — by 65.5% up to 1.488 million tons. Coal handling decreased by 19.2% — to 6.147 million tons, construction cargo — by 20.1% to 3.337 million tons, coke – by 4.6 times to 92.53 thousand tons. Transshipment of other bulk cargo increased by 24.4% to 11.552 million tons.

Handling of package cargo increased by 5.1% — up to 29.09 million tons. In particular, ferrous metal transshipment reduced by 4.5% to 13.938 million tons, including metal rolling — by 5.8% to 8.3 million tons, cast iron — by 20.7% to 2.266 million tons, scrap metal — twice up to 41.75 thousand tons, transshipment of other ferrous metal cargoes increased by 16.9% — up to 3.329 million tons. In addition, handling of chemical goods and mineral fertilizers increased 3.4 times — up to 574.52 thousand tons, cement in containers — 8.1 times up to 99.85 thousand tons, motor vehicles and agricultural machinery — by 34.4 % up to 67.38 thousand tons, manufactured goods in boxes and bales — 66% up to 17.73 thousand tons. Transshipment of timber cargo decreased by 2.2 times — up to 161.63 thousand tons. Handling of food cargo decreased by 28.1% — to 109.58 thousand tons, including perishable one — by 15.2% to 83.33 thousand tons.

Container turnover increased by 20.3% to 911 079 TEU. Container handling in terms of weight increased by 17.6% to 11.516 million tons. Handling of heavy vehicles decreased by 3.9% to 1.604 million tons. Number of overloaded heavy vehicles decreased by 9.9% — up to 54 536. Transshipment of other package cargo increased by 12.9% — up to 996.29 thousand tons.

Leaders on the scope of cargo handling traditionally became Pivdenny port — 48.537 million tons (growth of 26.2%), Mykolaiv port — 30.188 million tons (growth of 16.5%), Chornomorsk port — 23.572 million tons (growth of 21.8%) and Odesa port — 22.945 million tons (growth of 17.7%).

According to the USPA, in 2018 the sea ports increased cargo turnover by 2% — up to 135.171 million tons compared to 2017.

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