In 2017 Ukrainian seaports increased cargo turnover
From January to December 2017, Ukraine’s seaports processed 132.9 million tons of cargo, which is 0.9% more than in 2016. The volume of transshipment of imported cargoes in 2017 increased by 29.1% compared with 2016 to 20.6 million tons; exports decreased by 1.4% at 98.8 million tons.
In the structure of imports, the largest increase was in chemical and mineral fertilizers. Also, the high growth of cargo turnover shows coal. In the transshipment of export cargoes a significant share falls on grain and the production of metallurgy.
Most of the cargo was processed by Yuzhny port – 41.889 million tons, increasing transshipment by 6.6%. Odessa port was 24.12 million tons, Nikolaev 23.53 million tons, and Chernomorsk 17.63 million tons.
Thus, in 2017, Ukrainian seaports processed 1.2 million tons of cargo more than in 2016.