Yuzhny port raises cargo handling by 6.4% in Jan-July 2017
Yuzhny seaport (Odesa region), the largest port in Ukraine in terms of transshipment, in January-July 2017 increased cargo handling by 6.4% compared to the same period last year, to 25.29 million tonnes.
According to live data from the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, the port in the seven months boosted transshipment of exported cargo by 7.5%, to 19.37 million tonnes, imported freight by 31.1%, to 3.29 million tonnes, while transshipment of transit goods decreased by 5%, to 2.61 million tonnes, and cabotage goods by 16.4 times, to 30,000 tonnes.
According to the types of cargo, the port during this period reduced transshipment of liquid cargo by 13.2%, to 2.06 million tonnes, but increased the handling of dry bulk goods by 8.1%, to 22.55 million tonnes, and packaged goods by 26.7%, to 690,000 tonnes.
As reported, the first half of 2017 Yuzhny port increased cargo transshipment by 7.3%, to 22.105 million tonnes, in particular exported freight by 8.7%, to 17 million tonnes, imported goods by 31%, to 3 million tonnes, while transshipment of transit cargo decreased by 10.4%, to 2.087 million tonnes.