Seaports in continental Ukraine increased cargo transshipment by 5.1% to 129.284 million tons in the period of January-November 2014, compared with the same period of 2013, according to data from the Administration Seaports of Ukraine (ASU).

Transshipment of export cargo totaled 93.408 million tons (+10.6% compared with January-November 2013), transshipment of import cargo 14.503 million tons (-11.1%), transshipment of transit cargo 18.607 million tons (-7.9%), and transshipment of coastal cargo (cabotage) 2.764 million tons (+33.5%).

Transshipment of liquid bulk cargoes reduced by 6.1% to 12.688 million tons, including transshipment of crude oil to 259,000 tons (-83.7%), petroleum products to 4.498 million tons (+9.5%), oil to 3.984 million tons (+24.8%), and chemical cargoes to 3.856 million tons (-12.2%).

Transshipment of dry cargo through seaports in the first 11 months of the year totaled 87.924 million tons, which represents an increase of 7.7compoared with the corresponding period of last year. In particular, seaports handled 11.635 million tons of coal (+3.1%), 1.344 million tons of coke (-10.2%), 31.795 million tons of ore (+3.8%), 3.383 million tons of construction materials (-11.4%), 3.375 million tons of chemical and mineral fertilizers (-34.8%), and 28.598 million tons of grain (+31.7%).

In addition, the volume of transshipment of unitized cargo totaled 28.671 million tons (an increase of 2.7% compared with the first 11 months of 2013), pig iron 2.856 million tons (+0.7%), rolled metal 11.622 million tons (+13.6%), and ferrous scrap metal 588,000 tons (+57.3%).

Container transshipment reduced by 13.8% to 614,086 TEU. In terms of the weight, seaports handled 8.223 million tons (-7%); in unit terms of, they handled 388,500 containers (-11.2%).