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Cargo operations in Illichivsk Port exceeds 8 million tons
Jul 08 2009, 11:35

ODESA, JULY, 8th, 2009, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE In the first six months cargo operations in Illichivsk Merchant Sea Port made 8 million 273 thousand tons, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.

The agency was informed about it today, 8 July at the press-service of the port.

According to the press-service, the amount of cargo operations in June this year made 1 million 108 thousand tons. As compared with the same period last year the amount of cargo operations fell by 28,1 percent. The amount of general cargo operations fell by 45,3 percent. Bulk cargo operations fell by 16,9 percent. Liquid cargoes went 86,6 percent up.

The best growth tempo as compared with the same period in 2008 was observed in operating oil (+303,6 percent). The most significant reduction in automobile equipment: in June 97,1 percent, in the first six months 82,7 percent. Container operations reduced by 70,4 percent in June and by 67,7 percent in six months.

INFORMATION: Illichivsk Merchant Sea Port is one of the youngest on the Black Sea. The Port was erected in the Soviet period in 1960s mainly for sea trade with socialistic countries. It has railway and vehicle approaches connected with the countrys mains. There are several operating ferry-crossings: IllichivskVarna (Bulgary), IllichivskPoti and Illichivsk Batumi (Georgia). Cargo operation complexes of the Port consisting of 28 berths having total length 5 thousand 500 metres are equipped with modern cargo-operating machinery.


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