Cargo transportation along Dnipro River up by more than a quarter in 2021

5 January 2022, 07:09 PM

Cargo transportation along the Dnipro River in 2021 increased by 28 percent, or 14.36 million tons, compared to 2020, the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) wrote on Facebook on Jan. 5.

According to the authority, the main share of cargo included:

- construction materials – 9.5 million tons (62.8 percent up);

- grains – over 3.61 million tons (2.4 percent down against 2020); and

- metal products – over 1.22 million tons (33.4 percent down).

In addition, 24,500 tons of oil products were transported along the Dnipro River in 2021 (43.8 percent down against 2020).

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The total number of vessel journeys was 15,838 in 2021 (36.8 percent up).

In December 2020, Ukraine adopted a law on inland water transport, which changes the rules for river transport.

The document defines the legal, economic and organizational basis for inland water transport, implementing the basic requirements of EU directives and regulations under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

The law provides for the creation of the State Fund for the Development of Inland Waterways as part of a special fund of the state budget of Ukraine to support river navigation.

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