Seaports of the Black Sea coast in the Odessa region have taken the leading position in cargo transportation
Sea ports on the Black Sea coast, namely in the Odessa region, have taken the leading position on cargo handling in 2017.
Such data was provided by the Odessa Regional Council.
The report says that according to the results of the past year, the total volume of cargo transportation through the ports of the Azov and Black Sea coasts increased by 0.9%, in comparison with the figures of the previous year, or by 1.2 million tons of cargo.
According to the data provided by the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA), the leader of the cargo turnover among the Ukrainian ports is the Yuzhny port. This port managed to handle almost 42 million tons of cargo in 2017, which is 6.6% higher that the cargo handling in 2016.
The second place in cargo transhipment is taken by Odessa port. Here, in 2017, we managed to tranship slightly more than 24 million tons of cargo.
It should be also clarified that in the structure of exports from seaports, the main place is taken by grain – 38 million tons, and the second place is export of metal products – 33 million tons.
To date, the ports that are located on the Black Sea coast in the Odessa region are the trade gateways of Ukraine. Since it can be seen from the figures that a significant part of the entire country’s freight turnover is transhipped by these ports. For entrepreneurs, these ports are a very profitable investment, and for the state and population, these ports are additional new work places and significant revenues to the budget.
It should be recalled that in 2017, 7.6 million tons of grain was transhipped in the port of Odessa.