Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in 9M’18 fell by 1.7% Y-o-Y to 95.9 million tonnes
In January-September 2018, seaports of Ukraine handled 95.9 million tonnes of cargo, down 1.7%, year-on-year, says press center of Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority.
The decrease should be attributed to the fall of grain and ore exports which account for 50% of the cargo flow. In the reporting period, seaports of Ukraine handled 20.44 million tonnes of ore (-3.5%, year-on-year) and 26.9 million tonnes of grain (-8.9%, year-on-year).
Total transshipment of export cargo fell by 5.97% to 69.9 million tonnes including 11.4 million tonnes of ferrous metal (+13%).
Total transshipment of ferrous metal grew by 15.1% to 12.1 million tonnes. Transshipment of containerized cargo grew by 15% to 591,300 TEUs.
Transshipment of import cargo grew by 19.6% to 16.5 million tonnes including 5.5 million tonnes of non-ferrous ore (+18.8%) and 3.9 million tonnes of coal (+3.5%).
In the reporting period transit fell by 6.9% to 8 million tonnes.
Container throughput in seaports of Ukraine grew by 11% to 391,000 TEUs.
From the beginning of 2018, seaports of Ukraine handled 5,674 vessels (down 0.1%, year-on-year).
The following port demonstrated throughput growth in the 9-month period: Reni - by 25.6%, Chernomorsk – by 23.6%, Nikolayev – by 15.5%, Izmail – by 3.9%.