Ukraine’s seaports in 2016 handled 131.99 million tons of cargo, down by 8.9% YoY, reads a report from the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority.
According to the report, transshipment of exported cargo decreased by 3.3%, to 100.395 million tons, imported cargo by 10.8%, to 16.013 million tons. Transshipment of transit freight fell by 35% and amounted to 10.37 million tons, cabotage cargo by 23.7%, to 5.22 million tons.
State port operators managed by the Ministry of Infrastructure handled 38.415 million tons of cargo (29.1% of the total volume), other port operators (mostly privately owned) at all berths transshipped 93.583 million tons of cargo (70.9%). Port operators (mostly privately owned) at the berths of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority handled 53.49 million tons of cargo (40.5%).
Transshipment of containers in seaports increased by 24.1% and amounted to 588,542 TEU. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)