Container throughput of Odessa seaport (Ukraine) increased by 29.2% to 269,500 TEUs in 7M’16
In January-July 2016, seaport of Odessa handled 269,464 TEUs, + 29.2%, year-on-year. The share of Odessa seaport in container throughput of all Ukrainian ports has reached almost 80%, says the port’s authority.
In the 7-month period, the port handled 296 vessels (42 vessels more as compared with January-July 2015).
With the construction and development of two state-of-the-art container terminals which occupy four berths the port can simultaneously handle four container carriers, the statement says.
The year of 2016 has seen the increased transshipment at the facilities of the new container terminal on the Quarantine Mole. Since the berths of the new terminal were put into operation the terminal handled 127 boxships including 85 ships handled in January-July 2016. The state companies providing different services, like mooring etc., received about $46 mln of charges and fees.
Ukraine based Port of Odessa is one of the largest ports of the Black Sea-Azov basin. The major stevedore operating at the port is state-owned Odessa Commercial Sea Port. The port's annual throughput capacity is over 14 million tonnes of dry bulk cargo and 14 million tonnes of oil products. The Odessa Marine Passenger Terminal is able to accommodate vessels of up to 300 meters in length. In 2015 the port’s throughput increased by 4.1% to 25.58 mln t.