According to the press service of the Mariupol Commercial Sea Port, for ten months of 2020, the transshipment of ferrous metal cargo increased by 126% compared to the same period last year (APPG).
In total, in January-October, 5 million 147 thousand tons of cargo were handled in the largest port of the Azov Sea, which is 443.1 thousand tons more compared to the APPG. This increase was made possible by an increase in the transshipment of ferrous metals and grain.
In October, the port of Mariupol handled 491.3 thousand tons of cargo. In the port's nomenclature, according to tradition, rolled metal takes the first place - 371.4 thousand tons. Grain handled 38.6 thousand tons, limestone - 30.8 thousand tons, kaolin - 24.5 thousand tons, meal - 11.7 thousand tons, sunflower oil - 11.2 thousand tons, magnesite - 2.2 thousand tons. tons, equipment - 0.3 thousand tons. During the month, 44 vessels were handled.
Despite the negative consequences of the coronavirus epidemic in Ukraine and in the world, the port workers still managed to exceed the volume of cargo handling compared to the results for 10 months last year.
Slabs are one of the most common cargoes handled by the port of Mariupol. Over the past 3 years, their share in the total cargo turnover of the Mariupol port has been about 50%.
Pig iron is one of the traditional and second most popular cargo of the Mariupol port. Before the construction of the Kerch Bridge and, accordingly, before the height limits of the surface gauge of ships that pass under it, a significant amount of pig iron was exported through the Mariupol port. So only to America - annually about a million tons. Now the volumes have decreased, but the cargo remained.