Ukrainian seaports handled 515,593 passengers in 2018, which is 2.7 times more than the number of passengers they handled in 2017, the CFTS portal reports, citing data from the Ukrainian Seaports Authority.
According to the data, Ukrainian seaports handled 3,464 passengers in December 2018, which is 7% fewer than the number of passengers they handled in the same month of 2017.
Most of the passengers handled by Ukrainian seaports in 2018 were domestic passengers (464,503). This figure is 3.2 times more than the 144,228 domestic passengers that Ukrainian seaports handled in 2017. The number of foreign passengers handled by Ukrainian ports totaled 51,090 in 2018, an increase of 9% compared with the 46,903 foreign passengers they handled in 2017.
The Odesa port handled the largest number of passengers in 2018 (321,647). This represents an increase of 18,280% compared with the 1,750 passengers it handled in in 2017.
The Kherson seaport handled 146,158 passengers in 2018, compared with 144,218 in 2017 (a 1.3% increase), the Chornomorsk seaport 42,001 (3.4% increase), the Ust-Danube seaport 5,338 (17.8% increase), the Izmail seaport 424, and the Olvia seaport 25.
As the CFTS portal reported earlier, data from the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure states that Ukrainian seaports handled over 135 million tons of cargo in 2018, which is 2.4 million tons or 1.8% more than they handled in 2017.
The volume of cargo transportation on River Dnipro increased by 22.4% to 9,905,900 tons in 2018.