The acting head of the state-owned Ilyichevsk seaport, Yurii Kruk, has proposed 12 projects for development of transshipment facilities on the territory of the port to potential investors. Kruk announced this during the forum "Ilyichevsk Port. Public-Private Partnership. Investment, Strategy, and Development," which was part of the International Transport Week in Odessa, the CFTS correspondent reports.

Four of the proposed projects focus on grain. They include a project for construction of grain handling complexes with capacities of 5 million, 3 million, and 1.2 million tons per year and a project for development of a complex for storage of vegetable oils. According to Kruk, the total potential grain turnover at the port is 15 million tons a year.

Kruk also announced two projects for handling coal and ore cargoes: projects for development of bulk cargo complexes with mechanization of the technological processes. These projects are expected to increase the handling of such cargoes by 2.4 million tons.

In addition, Kruk invited investors to participate in projects for development of sulfur and container transshipment, as well as a ferry project.

The volume of cargo transshipment through the Ilyichevsk seaport (Odessa region) increased by 11.5% to 6.157 million tons in the period of January-April 2015, compared with the corresponding period of last year. The volume of transshipment of liquid bulk cargo through the port totaled 686,000 tons in January-April this year, the volume of transshipment of dry cargo totaled 4.267 million tons, the volume of transshipment of unitized cargo totaled 1.204 million tons, and the volume of container transshipment through the port totaled 27,600 TEU.

The port handled 5.522 million tons of cargo in the same period a year earlier (+2.9% compared to January-April 2013), including 600,000 tons of liquid bulk cargo, 2.9 million tons of dry cargo, 2.021 million tons of unitized cargo (the container traffic totaled 77,050 TEU).