Ports Izmail, Reni and Nikolayev showed growth cargo handling in 2016.
In 2016 the total amount of cargoes handled by Ukrainian sea ports equaled to 131,7 mln tons which is 9% or 12,8 mln tons less than at the same period of 2015.
This was reported by the Administration of sea ports of Ukraine (ASPU).
The ports which have shown a growth of cargo handling are:
Izmail port (+18% or +0,8 mln tons);
Reni port (+7% or +65 th. tons);
Nikolayev port (+1% or +191 th. tons);
The ports which have shown the most slowdown of cargo handling are:
Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy port (-35% or −252,8 th. tons);
Yuzhny port (-19,1% or −9,3 mln tons);
Mariupol port (-15% or −1,4 mln tons);
32,7 mln tons of ore cargoes were handled, which is 9,5 mln tons or 23% less than the previous period.
Coal handling reached 6,1 mln tons, which is 2,9 mln tons or 33% less.
The index of steel products handling equaled to 16,7 mln tons, which is 1,6 mln tons or 9,5% less.
Oil products handling reached 2,2 mln tons, which is 1,2 mln tons or 34% less; transit of this cargo type suffered the main decrease.
Handling increase was recorded for the following cargo types:
Grain cargoes (40,3 mln tons, which is 2,9 mln tons or 8% more than in 2015);
Container cargoes (579,5 thousand TEU, which is 105,1 thousand TEU or 22% more in comparison with 2015);
Seeds oil (4,7 mln tons, which is 714 thousand tons or 18% more than in 2015);
Import cargoes handling amounted 12% from the total volume, 15,9 mln tons, which is 1,9 mln tons or 11% less than in 2015.
The main decrease occurred with import of coal (of 1,9 mln tons) and of ore cargoes (of 417,3 thousand tons).
The increase of 67,3 thousand TEU (+30%) of import handling was recorded for container cargoes.
Transit cargoes handling reached 8% or 10,3 mln tons from the total volume, which is 5,6 mln tons or 35% less.
The slowdown affected almost all types of transit cargoes, but most of all it was redounded upon oil cargoes (for 1 mln tons), coal (for 1 mln tons), ore cargoes (for 709,2 th. tons), metal products (for 1,2 mln tons).
Inland transportations equaled to 4% or 5,2 mln tons from the total volume, which is 1,6 mln tons or 23,4% less than in 2015.