According to the results of 2018, the state company “Sea Commercial Port “Yuzhny” increased the cargo turnover to 12,3 mt. The company handled 730 thous.t (+6,3%) of cargo more than in 2017. 70% of the total volume made up the export of iron ore, metal products, grain cargoes and products of their processing, 20% made up the import of coke and thermal coal, 10% - transit cargo and cabotage. The port accommodated 212 vessels, a quarter of which was large-capacity vessels with DWT of more than 175 thous.t.
The growth of cargo turnover in comparison with 2017 is due to the increase (+4%) in handling of export cargo – more than 8,6 mt, the increase by 22% of the import coke coal (2 mt), and transit cargo and cabotage went up 3,8 times (1,2 mt). In 2018, the staff of the Sea Commercial Port “Yuzhny” handled 1,45 mt of pig iron. This figure is almost three times more than last year. The handling of grain cargoes and products of their processing rose by 52 thous.t.
In 2018, the state company accommodated 212 vessels (+22 compared to the figures of 2017) of different capacity, half of which was bulk carriers Capesize (26%) and Panamax (24%). The bulk carrier NETADOLA was the largest vessel. It was loaded with the record volume of iron ore – 206 450 t.
“I am grateful to the employees for their work and I am sure that 2019 will not disappoint us. We are underway to modernize handling operations in order to increase speed and quality of the cargo handling. We plan to purchase new handling equipment and machines, to introduce modern cargo handling technologies in certain areas, to boost the production capacity and to expand storage areas. We are about to go on increasing cargo turnover and providing our clients with high-quality and competitive services”, - said Anatoliy Yablunivskiy, acting director of Sea Commercial Port “Yuzhny”.
“Sea Commercial Port “Yuzhny” is located on the north-west coast of the Black Sea in the nonfreezing Adzhalyksky estuary and it is the deepest port in Ukraine. The company provides a wide range of loading & discharging services, storage and related works; it handles bulk, general and break-bulk cargoes. Scheduled cargo delivery and cargo handling are effectively performed due to the convenient location of the railroad station “Beregova”, developed infrastructure of the road and rail ways. The company operates five deep-water berths, two of which are dedicated to handling of Capesize vessel up to permissible DWT. Annual cargo turnover of the company is 15,07 mt.