The Olvia seaport (Mykolaiv region) increased cargo handling 1.9-fold to 554,000 tons in January, compared with January last year, according to data from the Ukrainian Ports Authority.

The port did not handle liquid bulk cargo.

It handled 508,000 tons of dry bulk cargoes (a 2.5-fold increase), including 284,000 tons of grain (a 2.6-fold increase).

It also handled 141,000 tons of construction of cargo (compared with only 3,000 a year earlier), 29,000 tons of chemical and mineral fertilizers (a 47.5% reduction), 6,000 tons of coal (a 1.7-fold increase), and 48,000 tons of other dry bulk cargo.

The Olvia seaport handled 46,000 tons of unitized cargo in January, which is 51.1% less than the volume it handled in the corresponding period of last year. This included 42,000 tons of rolled metal products (a 50.7% reduction).