In January-June seaports of Ukraine handled 63.8 million tons of cargo, down by 3.1% YoY, says press center of Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority.
The decrease should be attributed to the fall of grain exports (-10.3%) and ore exports (-26.5%).
Total transshipment of export cargo fell by 8.9%, to 46.1 million tons. The highest growth in this segment was shown by ferrous metal – 8.1 million tons (+16.5%).
Transshipment of import cargo grew by 18.7%, to almost 11 million tons, including 3.7 million tons of ore (+19.7%) and 2.8 million tons of coal (+10.7%).
In the reporting period transit grew by 7.9%, to 5.8 million tons.
Container throughput in seaports of Ukraine grew by 11%, to 391,000 TEUs.
From the beginning of 2018, seaports of Ukraine handled 5,848 vessels (up 3.1%).
Passenger turnover totaled 177,272, including 154,128 domestic passengers and 23,144 foreign passengers. (PortNews/Business World Magazine)