Transshipment of liquefied gas has resumed in the Chornomorsk seaport, where 1,800 tons of butane intended for the Karpatnaftokhim enterprise is being unloaded from the Star Prime gas tanker.

The Ukrainian Seaports Authority (USPA) announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

According to the statement, the Star Prime gas tanker with a deadweight of 3,542 tons moored at the port’s berth No. 29 on 14 April. The gas tanker was carrying 1,800 tons of butane, a raw material for the chemical industry.

After unloading, the butane will be delivered to the Karpatnaftokhim enterprise (Kalush, Ivano-Frankivsk region).

"This is the third liquefied gas tanker to enter the Chornomorsk seaport this year, after a break of three years," the statement said.

The total volume of liquefied gas that has been handled this year will be 5,423 tons, including the latest batch.

The last time a tanker with a similar cargo (the Norgas Innovation-1 tanker) was unloaded in the Chornomorsk seaport was on 30 April 2018. Then 2,986 tons of liquefied gas was unloaded from the vessel.

As the CFTS portal reported earlier, the Chornomorsk seaport set the record for daily transshipment of cargo in March. "The indicator for daily cargo handling reached the figure of 124,624 tons from 20:00 on 1 March to 20:00 on 2 March," the statement said. The statement also noted that this is a record for this year. On average, the Chornomorsk seaport handles 50,000-80,000 tons of cargo per day.