Operators in Ukrainian seaports handled 92 million tons of cargo in the first seven months of 2020, which is 7.1% more than the volume of cargo they handled in the corresponding period of 2019.

The Ministry of Infrastructure announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

"We see an increase of more than 7% in the first seven months, compared with the corresponding period of last year," Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklyi said.

According to the statement, transshipment of export cargoes increased by 6.1% to 69.5 million tons, import cargoes by 7.7% to 14.3 million tons, transit cargoes by 14 % to 6.4 million tons, and cabotage cargoes by 41.9% to 1.4 million tons.

"The largest volumes of cargo handled in seaports were ore and grain cargo (26.4 million tons and 26.3 million tons, respectively). Transshipment of ore in the first seven months of this year increased by 43.4%, coal by 32.2%, oils by 7.4%, and crude oil three-fold," the statement said.

Transshipment of containers reached 604,000 TEU, exceeding last year's figure by 10.6%.

As the CFTS portal reported earlier, Ukrainian seaports handled over 79 million tons of cargo in the first half of this year. In accordance with tradition, the largest volumes of cargoes handled were grain and ore.