The Izmail seaport increased cargo handling by 14.8% to 4.139 million tons in the period of January-September this year, compared with the same period last year, according to data from the Ukrainian Port Authority.

The volume of cargo transshipment at the seaport has been increasing for several months. For example, it increased by 11.5% in the period of January-August, 7.6% in the period of January-July, and 3.3% in the first half of the year. However, the cargo traffic through the port fell noticeably in the first quarter.

The flow of liquid cargoes increased 1.4-fold to 85,000 tons, the flow of petroleum-product cargoes reduced by 12.2% to 28,000 tons, and the flow of vegetable-oil cargoes doubled to 57,000 tons.

The volume of transshipment of dry bulk cargo in the port increased by 13.7% to 3.77 million tons, in the first nine months of the year, compared with the corresponding period of last year. Ore accounted for the lion's share of the volume of cargo transshipment in the port (its transshipment increased by 32.1% to 2.636 million tons) In addition, the port handled 729,000 tons of coal (a reduction of 4.6%), 43,000 tons of coke (an increase of 22.5%), 101,000 tons of building materials (a reduction of 68%), 26,000 tons of fertilizers a reduction of 59.6%), and 155,000 tons of grain cargo (a 1.9-fold increase).

The Izmail seaport handled 285,000 tons of unitized cargo (an increase of 23.2%) in January-September. These consisted of 217,000 tons of rolled metal products (an increase of 19.9%), 28,000 tons of timber (none in the previous year), 12,000 tons of fertilizers (a reduction of 36.1%), and others.