2019 ended with a pleasant record in the marine industry of Ukraine - in its ports handled more than million TEU of container cargo. TEU is a conditional unit of measurement based on the volume of 20 foot (6,1 m) intermodal ISO container.
"In 2019, container traffic grew by nearly 20%," said infrastructure Minister Vladislav Crickley.
According to operational data of the Ukrainian sea ports authority, for the entire 2019 at the ports was handled one million and three and a half thousand TEU containers. Transshipment of containerized cargo in Ukraine for the second consecutive year demonstrates the significant growth that is several times higher than average world market of container transportation.
"Recently we have introduced electronic waybill, in 2020 run other digital services that will enable businesses to increase the speed of transportation. The plans for 2020, the digital port is shared with the New customs. We expect that further development of container transport will occur due to the transit of containers and the inclusion of Ukraine in the routes, Chinese silk road and the transport corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRASECA), first deliveries of which began to be delivered in 2019," said Crickley.
Export and import containers last year were split almost evenly with a small advantage of import is 48.6% and 46.8%, respectively. Positive dynamics of export is provided by increased containerization of food production and light industry (processing of agricultural raw materials - flour, wheat, peas; textiles). The growth of import container cargoes is traditionally affected by the strengthening of the hryvnia makes it more attractive supply from abroad of foodstuffs, electronics, building materials and other goods.
Transit of container cargoes while significantly inferior to the volume of import and export and is only 46,4 thousand TEU. However, in 2019, he demonstrated impressive growth rates, an increase compared to the previous year by 42%.
a Leader in container transshipment in Ukraine, the terminal GP "WHO" in Odessa, followed by another terminal of the port of Odessa - "Brooklyn-Kiev Port", "TIS-KT" in the South and the port "Ilyichevsk sea fishing port" in Chernomorsk.
In 2019 in the sea ports of Ukraine carried out the calls of the 15 largest shipping companies, which accounted for 99.5% of the total containers. The three leaders - Maersk Line, CMA CGM, MSC, which provide more than half of all the container market of Ukraine (53,5%).
Ports of Ukraine are included in the routes of ocean services:
- Bosphours Express Service (BEX) - a weekly service of the Alliance Ocean Alliance vessel calls in seaport of Odessa;
- Med ZIM Pacific (ZMP) - a weekly service of the company ZIM from the far East ports calling at the sea port of Odessa;
- ECUMED - weekly service Maersk Line Latin America calling at the sea port of the South;
- Middle East (ME3) - weekly service Maersk Line connecting the Ukrainian ports and countries in the Middle East.