The market for the transportation of oils along the Dnipro is expanding
More and more Ukrainian companies are choosing river infrastructure for the transportation of liquid cargo.
Thus, Grain-Transhipment announced that it can now transport oil and urea-ammonium fertilizers by tanker fleet. The company has already completed several successful oil transportation flights.
Now the Ukrainian merchant fleet on the Dnipro River has 277 cargo vessels, including only 15 tankers. And Grain-Transhipment owns 5 of them (all five are under the Ukrainian flag and are under the supervision of the Shipping Register).
According to the USPA, in January-October, the volume of domestic oil shipments in Ukrainian ports amounted to 115.9 thousand tons, which is 35% more than in the same period a year earlier. Almost all of this oil (97%) was transported through the Mykolaiv seaport.
The export indicator for the transportation of oil by sea from Ukraine amounted to 3.55 million tons during this period. More than half of this volume falls on the port of Mykolaiv.
USM reported that at the beginning of the year, the Director of Grain-Transhipment, Olexandr Hrygorenko, said that the company was forced to “freeze” its investment plans in connection with the Law “On Inland Water Transport”, which was adopted at the end of 2020.
The company feared that the new law could worsen conditions for the development of the river business. Apparently, the management of the enterprise found a way to develop in new conditions.
Let us remind you that in September, the test lockings of tug and tows began at the locks of the Dnipro cascade. As of now, more than 70 caravans have taken part in the experiment.