Cargo turnover of the SE “Sea Commercial Port of Illichivsk” (Ukraine) for 9 months 2012 reached to 10 million 685 thousand tons, it’s 807 thousand tons more than for the same period last year. The plan for 9 months had been fulfilled by 102%.
Since the beginning of the year the Port handled 4 million 156 thousand tons of general cargoes,
1 million 255 thousand tons of liquid bulk and 5 million 274 thousand tons of dry bulk cargo. Total for nine months of this year the port handled 1275 vessels and 111 924 wagons.
Compared to the same period last year, the Port increased grain handling – by 158%, vegetable oil - by 54%, coal – by 215%, pig iron - by 19%.
“Today the administration’s efforts for development of the port are concentrated in two main directions. First, we hold uneasy talks with cargo owners to increase handling of high tariff goods, primarily general cargoes and containers. Secondly, this year we have already started a large-scale investment program for dredging of the Sukhoi Liman and replacement of outdated crane facilities. And noticeable dynamic in operating activity according to the results for 9 months confirms that we are on the right track. Over-fulfilling plan is a proof of the above mentioned,” – commented on operating results Alexander Grygorashenko, General Director of the Port of Illichivsk.
In September the Port handled one million 308 thousand tons of cargoes, having exceeded the previous year by 19 % and the plan indicator by 15%. The Port handled 514 thousand tons of general cargoes, 127 thousand tons of liquid bulk and 667 thousand tons of dry bulk cargo.