The volume of cargo transportation on River Dnipro increased by 50.6% to 1.1 million tons in the period of January-March this year, compared with the first three months of 2019.
The Rivers of Ukraine association announced this in a statement, citing data from the River Information Service of Ukraine, the CFTS portal reports.
In the first quarter of this year, 440,000 tons of grain (13.2% increase compared with the first quarter of last year), 589,000 tons of building materials and other goods (two times more), and 61,000 tons of metal products (22.7% reduction) were transported along River Dnipro.
In total, 1,050 vessels navigated the river in the period of January-March this year.
As reported, 483,000 tons of cargo were transported along River Dnipro during the first two months of this year. Accordingly, the volume of cargo transportation on the river exceeded the volumes that were transported on it in January and February combined.
The increase in the volume of cargo transportation on River Dnipro was facilitated by the opening of navigation through the Kakhovka lock on March 6, the Zaporizhia district of hydraulic structures on March 15, the Kremenchug lock on March 19, the Dniprodzerzhynsk lock on March 25, and the Kyiv lock on March 30.