Ukrainian seaports increased cargo transshipment by 13.2% to 72.213 million tons in the period of January-June 2019, compared with the corresponding period of last year.
The Ukrainian Seaports Authority (USPA) announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
Transshipment of export cargoes increased by 20.3% to 55.464 million tons and transshipment of import cargoes by 0.4% to 10.961 million tons. Transshipment of transit cargoes decreased by 14.9% to 4.941 million tons and transshipment of cabotage cargoes by 9% to 845,550 tons.
Transshipment of liquid bulk cargo increased by 6.3% to 5.553 million tons. In particular, transshipment of vegetable oil increased by 12.4% to 3.167 million tons and transshipment of petroleum products by 0.8% to 538,780 tons. Transshipment of chemical cargoes decreased by 2.5% to 1.422 million tons and transshipment of crude oil by 2.6% to 334,240 tons. Transshipment of other liquid bulk cargoes increased by 31.5% to 89,830 tons.
The volume of transshipment of dry bulk cargoes increased by 16.5% to 50.107 million tons. In particular, transshipment of grain increased by 37.2% to 24.085 million tons. Transshipment of ore increased by 26.6% to 16.491 million tons and transshipment of chemical cargoes and mineral fertilizers by 16.9% to 561,910 tons. The volume of transshipment of coal reduced 2.3-fold to 2.076 million tons, transshipment of construction materials reduced by 5.3% to 1.628 million tons, and transshipment of coke reduced 4.6-fold to 30,270 tons. Transshipment of other dry bulk cargoes increased by 5.1% to 4.818 million tons.
The volume of transshipment of unitized cargoes increased by 6.5% to 16.552 million tons. In particular, transshipment of ferrous metals increased by 0.2% to 8.568 million tons (including transshipment of rolled metal, which increased by 3.4% to 5.438 million tons), transshipment of cast iron decreased by 26.8% to 1.161 million tons, transshipment of scrap metal decreased by 29.4% to 29,880 tons, and transshipment of other ferrous metals increased by 16.7% to 1.939 million tons. Transshipment of chemical goods and mineral fertilizers increased 4.9-fold to 390,790 tons, transshipment of automotive and agricultural equipment by 1.8% to 24,890 tons, transshipment of industrial goods in boxes and bales 3.9-fold to 16,130 tons, and transshipment of cement in containers 3.6-fold to 11,600 tons. The volume of transshipment of timber decreased 2.4-fold to 116,070 tons. Transshipment of food cargoes decreased 2.1-fold to 51,620 tons (including transshipment of perishable goods, which decreased by 36.3% to 37,070 tons).
Container turnover increased by 18.4% to 463 239 TEU. In weight terms, container transshipment increased by 18.2% to 6.059 million tons. Handling of heavy vehicles decreased by 13.4% to 805,200 tons. The number of heavy vehicles handled decreased by 6.1% to 27,800. Handling of other unitized cargoes increased by 16.9% to 507,720 tons.
The leading seaports in terms of cargo transshipment volumes were the Pivdennyi seaport (cargo transshipment increased by 20.3% to 23.391 million tons), the Mykolaiv seaport (19.5% increase to 15.273 million tons), the Chornomorsk seaport (21.1% increase to 12.303 million tons), and the Odesa seaport (12.3% increase to 12.084 million tons).
As the CFTS portal reported earlier, Ukrainian seaports’ ore and grain transshipment volumes in the first five months of 2019 exceeded the volume in the first six months of 2018. Ukrainian seaports handled over 61.4 million tons of cargo in the first five months of 2019, which is 13% more than they handled in the corresponding period of 2018.