Cargo transportation along the Dnipro River in January-June 2021 increased by 63.9% (1.9 million tonnes) compared to the same period in 2020, to 5.46 million tonnes.
According to the report of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA), with reference to the data of the River Information Service of Ukraine, 6,433 trips were carried out during January-June against 3,299 in 2020.
“The main share of cargo is construction materials, the volume of transportation of which increased by 133.5% and reached 3.71 million tonnes. Grain cargo is in the second place, its volume of transportation decreased by 5.4% compared to last year and amounted to 1.13 million tonnes,” the report says.
In addition, metal products are actively transported along the river. At the same time, over the six months of this year, the volume of metal transportation by river decreased by 9.6% and reached 603,900 tonnes.
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