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Mariupol seaport rises cargo handling by 32% in January 2018

The port increased transshipment of exported cargo by 15%, to 388,200 tonnes, and imported freight by 10 times, to 53,000 tonnes
12:57, 13 February 2018

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Mariupol seaport increased cargo handling by 32% (up to 455,900 tonnes) in January 2018 compared to January 2017, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, the port increased transshipment of exported cargo by 15%, to 388,200 tonnes, imported freight by 10 times, to 53,000 tonnes, cabotage cargo by 6.7 times, to 14,700 tonnes in January, while it did not handle transit goods.

According to the types of cargo, the port did not handle liquid cargo, while dry bulk handling rose by 94%, to almost 100,000 tonnes, packaged goods by 29.2%, to 356,000 tonnes.

Related: Odesa seaport sees 10% fall in cargo handling, Chornomorsk rises it by half

Mariupol seaport is one of the largest ports of Ukraine situated in Donetsk region, Eastern Ukraine. Its capacity allows handling more than 17 million tonnes of cargo per year. The port is open all year round for ships with a length of up to 240 meters and a draft of up to 8 meters. Its territory is 73.2 hectares, the length of the berthing line is 4.2 km.

Related: Court arrests former head of Ukraine’s Administration of seaports

As we reported earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved an adjusted project for the construction of a specialized grain transshipment complex on the premises of the Mariupol seaport.

Related: Anti-corruption bodies suspect Sea Port Authority officials of embezzling $8.8 million

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