Ukrainian ports increase cargo handling by 11% in January
Ukraine’s seaports handled 10.8 million tonnes of cargo in January 2018, which is 10.9% more than in the same period in 2017, according to live data from the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority.
According to its data, the volume of transshipment of exported cargo fell by 1.1% compared to the previous year, to 7.8 million tonnes, imported cargo increased by 70% and amounted to 2.1 million tonnes.
Growth in exports was recorded for metals and metal products – 1.5 million tonnes (21.2% compared to January 2017), containers – 26,300 TEU (a 17% growth), grain – 3.1 million tonnes (growth by 1.1%).
Transshipment of imported coal amounted to 700,000 tonnes (112.3% more than in January 2017), import of ore cargo to 700,000 tonnes (42% more), oil to 80,000 tonnes (in January last year there were no transshipment), petroleum products to 50,000 tonnes (16% more), and containers to 26,900 TEU (5% more).
The decrease in imports was observed for construction cargo (80,000 tonnes, or 35.4% less) compared with January last year.
In general, the seaports of Ukraine processed 913 vessels in January 2018, which is 291 vessels, or 46.8% more compared to the same period in 2017.