More than 35 million tonnes of grain moved in first 11 months of 2016.
KIEV, UKRAINE – Ukraine’s sea ports handled 35.7 million tonnes of grain for the 11 months of 2016, or up 6.7% from a year ago. The handling volume for the full year is going to hit a record high, UkrAgroConsult reported on Jan. 5.

Exports represent the bulk of grain cargo traffic in Ukraine’s sea ports, accounting for 34.8 million tonnes, or 97% of its volume. Export shipments of grains via the sea ports increased 6.1% in the 11 months of 2016. Grain transits gained 74%, while cabotage shipments were up 22.5% from a year ago.

In 2016, the top grain handling ports in Ukraine included Yuzhny, Odessa, Mykolaiv and Chornomorsk (Illichivsk). It should be noted that the Chornomorsk sea port boosted handling by 60% against the same time last year. Among companies, the January-November 2016 leaders in grain handling were TIS, Brooklyn-Kyiv located in the Odessa commercial sea port, and Nibulon in the Mykolaiv port.