EVT grain terminal handled 1.5 mln t of cargo
Port grain terminal EVT provided for the transshipment of 1.52 mln t of cargo in 2019. At the complex berth, 67 vessels were handled. Wheat accounted for more than half of the total cargo turnover.
"The year 2019 was the first full year of operation for EVT. Today our terminal is one of the most actively developing in Ukraine. We can say summarizing the results of the year that our plans did not just fulfil, but also exceeded expectations. I would like to thank our clients for their trust, and partners for fulfilling all obligations. This year we plan to continue developing our capacities and increasing volumes of cargo handling. In particular, a second berth and 20 grain silos will be constructed, and another ship-loading machine will be installed," said Sergey Gunko, Director of the port operator EVT Grain.
The company said that last year 1.49 mln t were transshipped through the berth and 28.56 thou. tons were transshipped by barges — 28.56 thou. t.
The EVT terminal handled 8 agricultural crops including:
- wheat — 809 thou. t, accounting for 53% of the terminal's cargo turnover;
- corn — 424 thou. t (28%);
- meal — 95 thou. t (28%);
- rapeseed — 92 thou. t;
- soybean — 58 thou. t;
- barley — 22 thou. t;
- peas — 16 thou. t;
- sorghum — 3 thou. t.
Ships from EVT's export grain berth departed for North Africa, the Middle East, Europe, South America and Southeast Asia.
Since the start of 2019/20, staple grains export from Ukraine has reached 37.14 mln t vs. 28.80 mln t in the prior season's relevant period.