Ukrainian seaports handled 48.8 million tons of cargo in the period of January-April 2019. This is 5 million tons or 12% more that they handled in the corresponding period of 2018, the CFTS portal reports, citing information from the Ukrainian Seaports Authority (USPA).
The increase of cargo transshipment was due mostly to exports, which increased by 20% during the reporting period compared with the corresponding period of last year. The volumes of import and transit of cargoes reduced by 5% and 18.5%, respectively, in the same period.
The volume of transshipment of grain cargo increased by 4.4 million tons or almost one-third to 18 million tons in the period of January-April 2019, compared with the corresponding period 2018. The volume of transshipment of ore increased by more than 25% to 10.5 million tons during the reporting period.
Container handling in Ukrainian seaports increased by 18.6% to more than 47,800 TEU in the period of January-April 2019, compared with the corresponding period 2018.
The Yuzhny, Mykolaiv, Chornomorsk, and Odesa seaports accounted for more than 87% of the total transshipment volume in the last four months. The Yuzhny seaport handled about 15.5 million tons (a 19.6% increase compared with the first four months of last year), the Mykolaiv seaport almost 10.7 million tons (20.3% increase), the Chornomorsk seaport 8.4 million tons (20.9% increase), and the Odesa seaport about 8 million tons (5.5% increase).
Ukrainian seaports handled 3,787 vessels in the first four months of this year, which is only 42 vessels or 1.1% fewer than the number that they handled in the same period last year.
As the CFTS portal reported, the volume of cargo transshipment in Ukrainian seaports increased by 12.4% to 37 million tons in the first quarter of 2019.