News Infrastructure Danube 13 March 2023
Volumes of processed cargo increased by 24% month-on-month
In February 2023, the Izmail Sea Trade Port increased cargo transshipment by 24% compared to January 2023 – up to 1.354 million tons. «Ukrainian Sea Ports Administration» (USPA) informs about it on the Facebook page.
In February 2023, the volume of cargo transshipment by Izmail ports exceeded the planned indicators by 274%. The first position in the cargo nomenclature has been occupied by oil, sunflower, meal and soybeans for several months in a row.
At the same time, in January 2023 port of Izmail processed almost 38 thousand tons of pig iron, while for the whole year 2022 only 18.9 thousand tons of such products were transported. Pig iron was shipped to Turkiye, Romania, Austria, Bulgaria, and Italy.
In general, for the 2022, Izmail port increased cargo transshipment by 2 times compared to 2021 – up to 8.89 million tons.
As GMK Center reported earlier, a tripartite meeting was held between Ukraine – the European Commission – Romania, during which the parties agreed to coordinate efforts to improve and develop export capacities through the Ukrainian and Romanian channels of the Danube River.
“The support of the European Union in solving shipping problems on the Danube is very important for us. We still have a lot of tasks ahead of us regarding the improvement and development of the Danube cluster ports. Only in cooperation with the European and Danube Commission, we will be able to achieve good results,” commented Dmytro Barinov, deputy head of State Enterprise USPA.
The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine plans to increase the throughput capacity of Ukrainian ports on the Danube by 1.7 times – up to 25 million tons per year. MIU plans to modernize the ports of Izmail, Reni and Ust-Dunaysk, build new terminals and hubs, and attract private investment for the construction of terminals.