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Ukraine Seaports Increase Cargo Handling By 0.6% In 2018

Sunday, 16 December 2018 | 20:00

Ukrainian seaports in January-November 2018 handled 121.5 million tonnes of cargo, which is 0.61% more than a year ago.

“It was possible to improve the performance of the previous year due to the increase in cargo volumes of the metallurgical and agrarian industry, as well as containers,” the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority said on its website.

According to the report, during this period, the seaports accepted and sent 10,600 ships, which are 3,080 ships (2.9%) less than in 2017.

The authority recorded an increase in the volume of metal products – by 11%, to 1.45 million tonnes, as well as agricultural goods, in particular grain (by 0.1%, to 35.9 million tonnes), peas and corn (by 8.4%, up to 717,000 tonnes).

In general, over the period, the transshipment of export cargoes in Ukrainian seaports amounted to 88.8 million tonnes, which is 1.4% less compared to the same period in 2017. At the same time, there was an increase in exports of ferrous metals, to 13.6 million tonnes (an increase of 9%); including 8 million tonnes of rolled metal products (a decrease of 0.9%) and 2.7 million tonnes of pig iron (an increase of 36.55%).

Handling of imported cargo increased 18.13%, to 21.5 million tonnes. Imports of coke significantly increased (4.7 times, to 408,900 tonnes), chemical and mineral fertilizers (2.7 times to 313,200 tonnes). Almost one third of all imports entering Ukraine through sea ports is ore, which increased by 17.7% compared with January-November 2017, to 6.9 million tonnes.

Cargo turnover of transit cargo amounted to 9.2 million tonnes, 15.2% less than a year earlier.

In addition, from January to November 2018, more than 500,000 passengers were transported.

In January-November 2018, 15,600 passages of ships were carried out along the Dnipro River, which were 1,324 or 8.5% more than a year earlier.
Source: Open4Business

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