Sea Commercial Port Yuzhny Hits First Quarter Target
The port workers of Sea Commercial Port Yuzhny handled cargo with 102 percent result in the first quarter. In the period of January – March, the state stevedoring company handled 3.05mt of cargo, 73 percent of which made up export cargo. The greater part of the handled cargo made up ore (1.87mt), coke coal (331.6 thousand tons), pig iron (257.9 thousand tons) and DRI (250.2 thousand tons). The number of vessel calls rose by 29 percent.
“Due to successful activities in March, when the cargo turnover was 1,265mt (+28 percent to the plan), the balance was achieved, and according to the results of the quarter the target was exceeded as well as the results of 2018. The export cargo (+25 percent) and transit (+16 percent) of iron ore set the highest growth rate. 63 bulk carriers were handled, half of which was large-capacity vessels: Capesize and Panamax. On average, Sea Commercial Port Yuzhny handles 40 thousand tons of cargo and about 500 of rail cars per 24 hours. Port sustainability is to be kept during the year,” said Anatoliy Yablunivskiy, acting director of Sea Commercial Port Yuzhny.
In 2018, the cargo turnover of Sea Commercial Port Yuzhny was 12.3mt. The stevedoring company handled 730 thousand tons more cargo than in 2017, but 1mt less than was planned for 2018. The port accommodated 212 vessels, a quarter of which was large-capacity vessels with DWT of more than 175 thousand tons.
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 and discharging services, storage and related works; it handles bulk, general and break-bulk cargoes. Scheduled cargo delivery and cargo handling are performed effectively due to the convenient location of the railroad station Beregova and developed infrastructure of the road andrail ways. The company operates five deep-water berths, two of which are dedicated to handling Capesize vessels up to permissible DWT. Annual cargo turnover of the company is 15.07mt.
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