The volume of cargo handling in Ukrainian seaports has reached 150 million tonnes for the first time in the past 11 years.
Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii wrote about this on Facebook.
“Cargo handling in Ukrainian seaports for the first time in the last 11 years has reached the mark of 150 million tonnes. Such a volume had been recorded before the crisis in 2008,” he wrote.
Kryklii added that 75% of this volume accounts for exports of products of Ukrainian enterprises. At the same time, the share of agro-industrial products in the transshipment reaches 41%, products of the mining industry (ore) – 23%.
“A record-high volume of transshipment is not only the achievement of manufacturers, carriers, stevedores and port workers – it is a new challenge for the whole industry,” the minister wrote.
He stressed that the transport infrastructure should be ready to cope with new tasks and that the Infrastructure Ministry knows about problematic issues in logistics and has started to resolve them.
As Ukrinform reported, Ukrainian ports handled 135 million tonnes of cargo in 2018, up 2.6 million tonnes from 2017.