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On August 29, the first ship loaded by sunflower meal arrived at the port since the beginning of the war

On August 29, 2022, the state enterprise Yuzhnyi Sea Trade Port (STP) accepted the first ship for loading since the beginning of the war. The company’s press service reports about it on its Facebook page.

The ship Fulmar S, which was planned to be loaded by 9.5 thousand tons of sunflower meal, was moored to the sixth berth of the port. Bulker came within the framework of the Initiative implementation on the safe transportation of grain and food from Ukrainian ports.

“We understand the importance of restoring the export of Ukrainian agricultural products. The company’s team was waiting for the ship, preparing for processing and enthusiastically performing all the work. Yuzhnyi STP effectively processes cargoes of Ukrainian exporters in order to fulfill the terms of the grain agreement and support the Ukrainian economy,” said Oleksandr Oliynyk, the head of Yuzhnyi port.

Earlier, GMK Center reported, that the Yuzhnyi STP has stopped functioning immediately after the beginning of the Russian invasion of the territory of Ukraine. On February 26, the port authorities issued an order “About idle time”, according to which employees staying at home will receive wages for idle time.

During February 2022, the port officials managed to transship 1.23 million tons of cargo, which is 19.4% more than in February 2021. 886.5 thousand tons of them, including cargoes of the mining and metals complex: iron ore, pellets, pig iron, and others, are exported.

In 2021, the state stevedore Yuzhnyi reduced transshipment of cargo by 11.2% compared to 2020 – to 16.7 million tons. During the year, 229 vessels were handled, 102 of them were of the Capesize type.

Yuzhnyi STP operates berths No. 5-9 and No. 38 of the Pivdenny sea port. The TIS-Ruda ore and coal terminal is also located in the Pivdennyi port.

Also, that the port Pivdenny, the berths of which are operated by the Yuzhnyi STP, in 2021 processed 77.2% of exported iron ore by sea from Ukraine – 29.14 million tons.