The volume of container transshipment by Ukrainian seaports increased by 19% to 846,500 TEU in 2018, compared with 2017, the CFTS portal reports.

This is stated in the final transshipment data for 2018 provided by the Ukrainian Seaports Authority.

The Odesa seaport, the Yuzhny seaport, the Chornomorsk seaport, and the Olvia specialized seaport all handled containers in 2018.

The Odesa seaport increased container transshipment by 15% to 598,600 TEU and the Yuzhny seaport by 76.7% to 124,900 TEU. The Chornomorsk seaport handled 122,500 TEU in 2019. The Olvia specialized seaport handled 333,000 TEU, which is six times more than the volume it handled in 2017.

As reported earlier, CMA CGM, one of the world's largest container carriers, stopped making ship calls at the state-owned Chornomorsk seaport in September 2015 and switched to the Illichivsk (Black Sea) fishing port, which is controlled by Igor Kolomoiskyi.

The Maersk Line stopped making ship calls at the Odesa seaport in April 2018 and switched to the Illichivsk fishing port and the TIS group’s terminal at the Yuzhny seaport.