Ukraine ports to set record for grain handling
Ukraine’s sea ports handled 35.7 million tonnes of grain for the 11 months of 2016, or up 6.7% from a year ago. The handling volume for the full year is going to hit a record high, WorldGrain reported citing UkrAgroConsult.
Exports represent the bulk of grain cargo traffic in Ukraine’s sea ports, accounting for 34.8 million tonnes, or 97% of its volume, according to WorldGrain.
Export shipments of grains via the sea ports increased 6.1% in the 11 months of 2016. Grain transits gained 74%, while cabotage shipments were up 22.5% from a year ago.
Read alsoUkraine's winter cereals face no threat to their survivalIn 2016, the top grain handling ports in Ukraine included Yuzhny, Odessa, Mykolaiv and Chornomorsk (Illichivsk). It should be noted that the Chornomorsk sea port boosted handling by 60% against the same time last year. Among companies, the January-November 2016 leaders in grain handling were TIS, Brooklyn-Kyiv located in the Odessa commercial sea port, and Nibulon in the Mykolaiv port.