According to the online data of the Ukrainian Seaports Authority, in January 2017 the volume of cargo handling in Ukrainian seaports reached over 10 million tons, which is 14.6% more than in the similar period of 2016.

Export cargo handling totalled over 8 million tons (30.3% growth as compared to 2016), imports were down One million 423 thousand tons (9% decrease compared with the same period in 2016).

Container handling increased by 30.5% during the reporting period and amounted to 48,911 TEU.

Almost twofold growth was registered in specialized seaport of Oktiabrsk (+86.6%). Furthermore, the growth of turnover showed the ports of Kherson (+33.1%), Yuzhnyi (+20.9%), Odessa (+20.4%), Illichivsk (+16.3%) and Mykolaiv (+14.8%).

By Jake Frith