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Odesa  >  News  >  Maritime Sector
Illichivsk Port’s cargo turnover makes over 1.5 million tons in August
Sep 02 2009, 12:29

ODESA, SEPTEMBER, 2nd, 2009, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE – The cargo turnover of Commercial Sea Port of Illichivsk made 1million 502 thousand tons in August, 1.8 percent exceeding the planned index, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.

The agency was informed about it today 2 September at the press-service of the port.

According to the press-service, compared to August 2008 the cargo turnover of the port fell 13.3 percent down. The amount of general cargo operations fell by 26.3 percent, bulk cargo operations – 0.4 percent. At the same time the amount of liquid cargo operations went 14.3 percent up.

The fastest growing tempos in August compared to the same period in 2008 were demonstrated by pig iron (32.6 percent increase), vegetable oil (148.5 percent increase), and ore (96.1 percent increase). The biggest cuts could be observed in the flow of automobile equipment making 97 percent.

The volume of container operations in August compared to the last-year index went 57 percent down however growing by 41 percent as compared to July this year.

The overall cargo turnover of Illichivsk Commercial Sea Port made 10 million 939 thousand tons – 0.8 percent less than planned.

INFORMATION: GE Commercial Sea Port of Illichivsk is situated on the banks of Dry Estuary, 12 miles south-west away from Odesa. The ways between Europe and Asia, international corridors of Ukraine go through the port. It operates vessel with the draught of up to 13 m, freight-carrying capacity of under 100 thousand t, the length of vessels being unlimited. The inner water area of the port makes 365.85 hectares; the mooring line length is 6 thousand m. The port is open all the year round.

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