According to the operational data of the Administration of the Ukrainian sea ports, in January-February this year, in comparison with the previous year, cargo handling increased by 4.6 percent and amounted to 20.5 million tons.
Growth in respect of imported goods increased significantly (by 24.4%) and reached 3,500,000 tons. Imported ore - 1,100,000 tons (+ 8.7%), coal - 1 million tons (+ 26.6%) , oil - 0.05 million tons (+ 89.2%). But, as for oil and oil products, in this case, the indicators decreased. In the first variant they are equal to 0.08 million tons (-1.8%), in the second - 0.07 (-23.5%).
Changes have occurred in the processing of export products. Their indicators, if compared with 2017, fell by 3.4% and read 14,900,000 tons. The level of grain transshipment has also decreased slightly - by 5,900,000 tons (-1.3%). At the same time, export data for ferrous metals increased - 2,800,000 tons (+ 8%).
Transshipment of transit goods has significantly increased - by 54.1% as compared to 2017. This year it was 1,900,000 tons.
The processing of contents in containers has also increased. According to the information provided, the volume is 1592 thousand tons, which is 7% more than last season.
In total, since January of this year, 1850 vessels have been handled. Last year over the same period, 469 units less (34%) were processed.