Yuzhny Seaport Increases Cargo Handling By 6.4% In January-July

14 August 2017 17:01

The Yuzhny seaport’s terminals handled a total of 25.293 million tons of cargo in the period of January-July this year, which is 6.4% more than they handled in the corresponding period of last year, according to data from the Ukrainian Seaports Authority.

The volume of liquid bulk cargo handled by the port reduced by 13.2% to 2.057 million tons. In particular, the volume of oil products handled reduced by 7.8% to 149,000 tons, the volume of vegetable oil increased by 29.8% to 786,000 tons, and the volume of chemical goods reduced by 30% to 1.122 million tons.

The volume of dry bulk cargo handled in the Yuzhny seaport increased by 8.1% to 22.547 million tons in the period of January-July this year. In particular, the volume of ore handled by the port reduced by 5.2% to 12.377 million tons, compared with the volume in the period of January-July last year. The volume of coal handled increased by 79% to 3.713 million tons, the volume of grain increased by 24.5% to 5,025 million tons, the volume of chemical and mineral fertilizers reduced by 71.2% to 277,000 tons, the volume of construction cargo increased to 462,000 (from 15,000 tons a year earlier), and the volume of coke totaled 87,000 tons (none the previous year). In addition, the port handled 606,000 tons of other dry bulk cargo.

The Yuzhny seaport also handled 689,000 tons of unitized cargo the period of January-July this year, which is 26.7% more than it handled in the corresponding period of last year. The port also handled 483,000 tons (a reduction of 9.1%), 27,442 pieces (a 10.8% reduction), or 37,572 TEU (a 16.8% reduction) of containers.

The volume of ferrous metal handled in the port increased to 110,000 tons in January-July this year (from 6,000 tons in January-July last year) and the volume of cast iron increased to 91,000 tons (5,000 tons).