In January-August 2021, the sea ports of Ukraine handled 673.4 thousand TEU, down 2.5% year-on-year.
By way of comparison, Russia’s largest Black Sea port of Novorossiysk during January-July 2021 handled 560.2 thousand TEU growing by 9.5%.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Administration, export container traffic via the Ukrainian sea ports made 316.9 thousand TEU, down 1.3% year-on-year. Import decreased by 1.9% down to 329.3 thousand TEU. Transit container traffic via the major Ukrainian ports declined by 19% down to 27.2 thousand TEU. Cabotage made 2 TEU.
Odessa handled 443.2 thousand TEU in January-July, up 4.7% year-on-year.
Container traffic via Pivdenniy (formerly, Yuzhny) decreased by 13.3% to make 143.6 thousand TEU.
Chernomorsk (formerly known as Ilyichevsk) handled 86.5 thousand TEU, down 14.4% year-on-year.
Olvia Specialized Sea Port (formerly, Oktyabrsk) handled 130 TEU (-63.3%).