The company Mostyska Dry Port, known as Container Terminal Mostyska (CTM), handled over 72,400 TEU of containerized cargo in 2023.
The company announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
The consolidated volume of general, bulk, and liquid cargoes handled by the terminal increased to 286,000 tons in 2023.
These include 122,000 tons of grain cargo, 62,000 tons of liquid bulk cargo, 35,000 tons of general cargo, and 37,000 tons of bulk cargo.
"The availability of modern infrastructure and equipment, as well as optimal utilization of production capacities, allowed us to handle all declared cargoes through the terminal successfully and set personal records in 2023. We expect deeper integration, an increase in cargo traffic from the EU, and an increase in containerization," said Dmytro Kobzar, CEO of Mostyska Dry Port.
The main increase in the volume of cargo handled occurred in the second half of the year and continued to gain momentum.
Most of the cargoes went to Asia, through European ports, as well as to Poland, Italy, and Germany.
The reason for the increase in cargo transshipment volumes was primarily the reorientation of shipping lines and the establishment of operations through Polish ports. Another factor behind the increase was the development of production facilities and the provision of new services.
The Mostyska container terminal was launched into operation in the summer of 2022. "The Lemtrans group and the Rail Trans Investment company invested in the project. The N'UNIT and Levada Cargo companies are partners in the development of a container business. In addition, a grain terminal capable of processing 60,000 tons of grain every month was built as part of the project.
The total length of the railway tracks at the terminal (including the container terminal) can accommodate a maximum of 8 trains: 4 trains of the 1520-mm track gauge and 4 trains of the 1435-mm track gauge (the European standard). The company uses its own locomotives, which have access to a railway station.