By the end of 2020, port operators in the seaports of Ukraine handled 158.86 million tons of cargo. This was announced by the Minister of Infrastructure Vladislav Krikliy.
“Despite the pandemic and the crisis in 2020, the seaports of Ukraine continued to operate and made great efforts to maintain a sufficient level of transshipment. The result of this work is almost 160 million tons of cargo handled per year, which practically reaches the pre-crisis level of last year. 2020 became the year of the conclusion of the first concession agreements in the maritime industry in the ports of Olvia and Kherson with an investment of UAH 3.7 billion for their further modernization and development. And we continue to work on new concessions in the region in 2021, ”said the head of the ministry.
At the end of the year, the transshipment of export cargo increased to 122.84 million tons (+ 1.5%), coastal cargo - to 2.37 million tons (+ 10.7%). At the same time, negative dynamics of import and transit cargo was recorded.
Most of all, Ukrainian ports handled grain cargo and ore - 48 and 44.22 million tons, respectively. At the same time, by the end of 2020, the transshipment of ore increased by 18.5%, ferrous metals - by 8.6%, oil - by 6.7%, oil - 2.2 times. Transshipment of containers reached 1,050,000 TEU and exceeded the last year's figure by 4.1%.