Cargo volumes at Ukraine's OCSP rise 13.2% in 1H2014 to 11.95 million tonnes
Cargo throughput at Ukraine based Odessa Commercial Sea Port (OCSP) in January-June 2014 increased by 13.2% from H1 2013 to 11.95 million tonnes, the Port Authority said.
The company reported a 30.8% gain in the liquid bulk segment, to 2.62 million tonnes. Handling of petroleum products soared by 2.1 times to 1.98 million tonnes, while transshipment of crude oil plummeted by 64.4% y-o-y to 171,000 tonnes. There was a 7.8% decline in chemical cargo to 436,000 tonnes.
In the first six month of the year the port's terminals handled some 4,004 million tonnes of dry bulk cargo, or 6.2% up from a year earlier. Grain shipments increased by 35.6% to 2,687 million tonnes, while six-month volume of ore dropped by 20.6% to 1.146 million tonnes.
In January-June the OCSP terminals handled 5.31 million tonnes (+11.2%) of unitized cargo, including 2.12 million tonnes (+46.1%) of metals and 3.03 million tonnes (-0.3%) of containerized cargo.
Container traffic fell 13.8% to 209.070 TEUs.
State-owned company Odessa Commercial Sea Port operates in the Ukrainian port of Odessa, one of the largest ports of the Black Sea-Azov Basin. The port has facilities for handling annually over 14 million tonnes of dry bulk cargo and the same volume of liquid bulk. The OCSP passenger terminal is able to accommodate 300-meter long ships. In 2013 cargo traffic at the port dropped by 5.3% to 23.1 million tonnes.