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Sea ports reached record annual transshipment volume

15 January 2020, 17:34

Sea ports reached record annual transshipment volume

Transshipment of outward cargo increased by 22.2%. Photo: port-yuzhny.com.ua

In 2019, the seaports of Ukraine increased cargo turnover by 18.4% — up to 160.001 million tonscompared to 2018. This is evidenced by the actual data provided by the State Enterprise ‘Administration of Sea Ports of Ukraine’ (ASPU).

Transshipment of outward cargo increased by 22.2% — up to 120.988 million tons, inward — by 8.7%, up to 25.849 million tons, transit — by 7.9%, up to 11.024 million tons, cabotage — by 0.3%, up to 2.138 million tons.

Handling of bulk cargo increased by 9% — up to 11.138 million tons. In particular, the transshipment of vegetable oil increased by 4.9% — up to 5.814 million tons, chemical cargo by 7.9% — up to 2.816 million tons, petroleum products by 1.1% — up to 1.309 million tons, petroleum by 46, 1% — up to 982.54 thousand tons. Transshipment of other bulk cargo increased 2.1 times — up to 223.51 thousand tons.

Bulk cargo transshipment increased by 23.9% — up to 116.775 million tons. In particular, the handling of cereal cargo grew by 32% — up to 54.618 million tons, including grain — by 33.6%, up to 53.857 million tons. Transshipment of ore increased by 33% — up to 37.326 million tons, chemical cargo and mineral fertilizers — by 64.4%, up to 1.594 million tons. Coal handling reduced by 17.2% up to 6.708 million tons, construction cargo by 23%, up to 3.569 million tons, coke –5.3 times,up to 94.23 thousand tons. Transshipment of other bulk cargo increased by 21.1% amounting to 12.861 million tons.

Handlingof packaged cargo increased by 4.6% — up to 32.087 million tons. In particular, the transshipment of ferrous metals decreased by 4.7% up to 15.321 million tons, including rolled metal — by 5.7%, up to 9.216 million tons, cast iron — by 19.7%, up to 2.504 million tons, scrap metal — by 49%, up to 45.9 thousand tons, transshipment of other cargo of ferrous metals increased by 14.8% — up to 3,555 million tons. In addition, handling of chemical cargo and mineral fertilizers increased 2.8 times — up to 617.08 thousand tons, cement in containers — 9.4 times, up to 116.66 thousand tons, mechanical-transport equipment and agricultural machinery — by 43.3 %, up to 78.91 thousand tons, industrial goods in boxes and bales — by 55.2%, up to 18.13 thousand tons. Transshipment of timber cargo declined 2.2 times — up to 161.63 thousand tons. Handling of food cargo decreased by 17.8% up to 159.75 thousand tons, including perishable ones — by 7.6%, up to 129.67 thousand tons.

Container turnover increased by 19% up to 1,007,434 TEU. Container handling in weight terms rose by 16.2% up to 12.705 million tons. Handling of heavy vehicles reduced by 1.3% up to 1.806 million tons. The number of overloaded heavy vehicles increased by 2.1% — up to 61,226. Transshipment of other packaged goods increased by 12.3% — up to 1,096 million tons.

In terms of cargo handling the leaders were Pivdenny port — 53.862 million tons (growth of 26.1%), Mykolaiv port — 33.432 million tons (14.5%), Chornomorsk port — 26.153 million tons (21.4%), Odesa port — 25.343 million tons (16.8%).

 ‘The seaports of Ukraine for the third year in a row demonstrate an increase in transshipment. This year, our thirteen ports, excluding those that remained on the territory of Crimea, have reached a record high in the entire history of their operation — 160 million tons. The maximum indicators of transshipment of grain cargo and ore have been recorded. Container transportationhas overcome a 10-year maximum of 1 million TEU. Three ports at once – Pivdenny, Mykolaiv and Olvia–have reached the maximum transshipment volume since its establishment. And in conclusion, the USPA for the second time has managed to provide bottom dredging in ports amounting to more than 7 million cubic meters’, RaivisVeckagans, the Acting Chairmanof the ‘USPA’ commented on the outcomes of work.

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

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