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Technical characteristics

Odesa port is one of the largest ports of the Black and Azov seas basin, located in the northwestern part of the Black Sea at the intersection of the historically established trade routes of East and West. Area: 141 ha. Number of berths: 54. Length of the berthing line: over 9000 m. The port is capable of accepting and servicing vessels up to 330 m long. Since 2013, the port technical infrastructure and production processes have been carried out by the Odesa branch of the SE ‘Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority’ (OB SE ‘USPA’, Odesa Sea Port Authority).




Today, the port throughput capacity is 50 million tons of cargo (25 million tons of dry and 25 million tons of liquid cargo) in export, import and transit traffic. The following types of cargo are accepted for transshipment: oil and oil products in bulk, liquefied gas, tropical and vegetable oils, industrial oils, containers of all types and sizes, non-ferrous and ferrous metals, ore, cast iron, raw sugar in bulk, grain in bulk, perishable cargo in containers, various cargo in bags, boxes, packages, big-bags and enlarged cargo units, motor transport. Environmentally hazardous cargo is the exception.




The port area includes 17 production and transshipment complexes (terminals): 7 general, 4 grain, 2 container, 2 oil, 1 oil and gas, 1 cold store. The terminals are operated by private stevedoring companies in the port operators status.




The maximum grain cargo handling capacity of the port is 13 million tons per hour. Grain transshipment is carried out at 8 terminals. The enterprise involves 5 elevators and 3 ground- level warehouses with a total volume of simultaneous storage of 815 000 tons.




The port container terminals are designed for transshipment of more than 900 000 TEU per year.




The Passenger terminal is one of the largest of the Back sea and is capable of accepting and servicing up to 4 million tourists per year.




Developed transport infrastructure allows delivering cargo to the port by road, rail, sea and river transport. To ensure the port high efficiency for container handling, a “Dry Port” and a special overpass have been constructed and are being developed allowing trucks to enter the port bypassing the city’s roads and wait for arrival to a specially equipped site in the ‘Dry Port’.




The modern Odesa port is a conglomerate of business entities operating on the principles of public-private partnership. More than 400 small and medium-sized businesses associated with the port provide a wide range of services related to transshipment, transportation and forwarding of cargoes, fleet maintenance, waste disposal, site improvement, etc. State and private companies of the port care about environmental protection, invest heavily in the implementation of environmentally friendly and energy-saving technologies. Relations between the port Authority and the partner companies are based on the principles of openness and transparency. The corporate strategy of the enterprise is aimed at maintaining competitive positions in the Black Sea port services market, maximizing the state budget and creating new jobs.