News Infrastructure Poland 16 July 2022
According to the results of the first half of the year, the port complex increased the shipping of iron ore by 68.2%
In June 2022, the Polish port complex Szczecin-Świnoujście increased iron ore shipments by 3.5 times compared to June 2021, a press release on the ports website reads.
According to the results of January-June 2022, iron ore shipments increased by 68.2% compared to the same period in 2021, to 1.59 million tons.
In general, since the beginning of the year, the port complex has handled almost 17.5 million tons of cargo. This is 3% more than in January-June 2021. Iron ore shipments showed the sharpest growth. Oil is in second place – by 29.1%, up to 3.3 million tons, and gas is in third place – by 34.8%, up to 2 million tons.
In June, the leaders in shipments volumes were:
- ore – 3.5 times more compared to June 2021;
- grain – 95% more;
- gas – 74% more;
- oil – 54.2% more;
- coal – 13.8% more.
“The reloading companies in the ports of Szczecin-Świnoujście also handle more and more goods from Ukraine. In total, the ports have served so far over 150,000. tons of goods, including ore and grains, which were delivered by sea to recipients, among others in the Netherlands and Algeria. In the second half of 2022, we expect a significant increase in transshipments of Ukrainian maize, iron ore and pig iron,” the report says.
At the end of 2021, Szczecin-Świnoujście port increased its cargo shipments by 6.5% compared to 2020, to 33.2 million tons. Iron ore shipments increased by 12.2% over the year, to 1.89 million tons.
Earlier GMK Center reported, that at the end of May, the Polish port of Świnoujście sent the first batch out of 30 thousand tons of Ukrainian iron ore. The raw materials were delivered to the port by rail and sent to the customer in Algiers. In addition, at that time there were more than 50 thousand tons of Ukrainian iron ore on the berths of the port.
In early May, Ukrainian iron ore exports through the Romanian port of Constanta started. Cargo operator Comvex shipped about 35,000 tons of iron ore from Ukraine.
According to the results of January-June 2022, Ukrainian mining and metals companies reduced export of iron ore by 24.2% compared to the same period in 2021, to 17.01 million tons. Ukrzaliznytsia at the same time shipped for export 15.7 million tons of iron ore, down by 29.3%.