Ukrainian seaports handled 10.8 million tons of cargo in the month of January 2018, which exceeded the amount exhibited over the same period in 2017 by 10.9%, according to live data from the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
According to the institution’s statistics, the volume of transshipment of exported cargo dropped by 1.1% compared to the year before, reaching 7.8 million tons, whereas imported cargo rose by 70% and amounted to 2.1 million tons.
Expansion of exports was observed in the metals and metal products segment (rose by 21.2% compared to January 2017), containers (a 17% increase), grain (a 1.1% growth).
Transshipment of imported coal amounted to 700,000 tons (increased by a staggering 112.3% compared to January 2017), import of ore cargo to 700,000 tons (42% more), oil to 80,000 tons (no transshipment was observed in January 2017), petroleum products to 50,000 tons (a 16% growth), and containers to 26,900 TEU (5% more).
The decrease in imports was exhibited in the construction cargo segment (80,000 tons, or 35.4% less) compared to January of 2017.
Generally, Ukraine’s seaports processed 913 vessels in January 2018, which is 46.8% more than over the same period in 2017.