Ukraine. Seaports handled almost 29 million tons of grain last year
Ukrainian seaports handled more than 59 million tons of cargo in 2022, despite extremely difficult military conditions. This is stated in the report of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority.
47.8 million tons were exported, while imports amounted to 6.2 million tons.
Among the leaders in terms of cargo nomenclature:
- grain – 28.8 million tons
- liquid bulk cargo – 4.8 million tons.
“Last year, sea transport accounted for 54% of exports,” the USPA emphasized.
It is noted that the undoubted achievement of 2022 was the signing and extension until March 18, 2023 of the “grain initiative”, which allowed unblocking the ports of Greater Odesa. From August 1 to the end of 2022, 614 vessels exported more than 16 million tons of agricultural products to 40 countries.
At the same time, the Danube ports showed the best results for all the years of Ukraine’s independence. The port of Reni exceeded its cargo handling targets by 6.5 times. At the end of the year, it amounted to 6.82 million tons, up from 1.37 million tons a year earlier. The port of Izmail doubled its transshipment in 2022 to 8.82 million tons, up from 4 million tons in 2021. “Ust-Dunaisk increased its volumes to 785 thousand tons, up from 64 thousand tons in 2021.
“For the first time in many years, the operational dredging at the deep-water berths of the ports of Izmail and Reni has helped us to achieve the passport indicators. This is a significant incentive for the development of navigation on the Danube River in the southern region of our country,” the USPA emphasized.
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