During January-June 2019, the sea ports of Ukraine handled 463.2 thousand TEU, up 18.4% year-on-year.
By way of comparison, Russia’s largest Black Sea port of Novorossiysk during the same period handled some 398 thousand TEU, down 5.8% year-on-year.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Administration, export container traffic via the Ukrainian sea ports made 220 thousand TEU, up 16.4% year-on-year. Import was up 18.4% to 224.9 thousand TEU. Transit surged by 49.7% up to 18.3 thousand TEU. Cabortage was non-existent.
Odessa handled 302.3 thousand TEU during H1 2019, up 6.4% year-on-year.
Container traffic via Pivdenniy (formerly, Yuzhny) surged 2.1-fold up to 101.4 thousand tons.
Chernomorsk (formerly known as Ilyichevsk) handled 59.5 thousand TEU, up 0.4% year-on-year.
Olvia Specialized Sea Port (formerly, Oktyabrsk) handled just 83 TEU, down 70.5% year-on-year.