Cargo transhipment at the Odessa seaport increased by 7.5 percent to 19.006 million tons in the period of January-September this year, compared with the corresponding period of last year, according to data from the Ukrainian Administration of Seaports.
Cargo transhipment at the Odessa seaport increased by 3.5 percent in the first half of the year and by only 2 percent the first quarter of the year.
The volume of transhipment of liquid bulk cargo reduced by 16.4 percent to 2.849 million tons in January-September. This volume included 1.982 million tons of petroleum products (-21 percent), 717,000 tons of chemical cargo (+9.5 percent), 64,000 tons of oil (+17.4 percent), and 84,000 tons crude oil (-50.9 percent).
The volume of transhipment of dry cargo through the port increased by 20.9 percent to 7.478 million tons, including 6.036 million tons of grain (+43.4 percent), 233,000 tons of construction materials (about 600 tons the previous year), and 429,000 tons of ore (-69 percent).
The volume of transhipment of unitized cargo through the Odessa increased by 7.3 percent to 8.68 million tons January-September 2015, compared with January-September 2014, including 4.105 million tons of rolled metal (+23.3 percent), 113,000 tons of ferrous metal scrap (+25.3 percent), and 275,000 tons of cast iron (none in the previous year).
The volume of container transhipment through the port was 271,200 TEU (-12.5 percent compared with the corresponding period of last year). This translates to 3.855 million tons in weight terms (-14.5 percent) or 180,900 pieces (-9.2 percent).