“Largest 20 Ports in Ukraine”

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Ukraine – a country in the eastern part of Europe, 2nd largest country on the continent, after Russia. With its borders to the east and northeast, Ukraine has the most dominant ports in all countries located on the Black Sea.

If you are seeking the list of the busiest ports in Ukraine, then this is your helpful guide. With thorough research, we’ve collected the top 20 largest seaports in Ukraine including each port information. When you want to ship containers of goods to and from Ukraine, you will find here the best port to accommodate you.

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Port of Odessa
Port of Odessa
Mytna Square, 1, Odesa, Odes'ka oblast, Ukraine, 65000

Port of Odessa is the major freight and passenger transportation center in Ukraine. It is one of the largest seaports and largest ports in the Black Sea basin with 40 million tonnes of annual traffic capacity ( 15 million tonnes dry bulk and 25 million tonnes liquid bulks).

  • TEU: 700,000
  • Navigation is open throughout the year
  • Imports: raw sugar, containers, fruits, and general cargo
  • Exports: non-ferrous and ferrous metals, chemical fertilizers, containers, paper, and cereals
  • Annual handled cargo: 4, million passengers, 18 million tonnes of dry cargo, 25 million tons of liquid cargo, and around 1,200 vessels
Port of Pivdennyi
Port of Pivdennyi
Odessa Oblast, Ukraine

Port of Pivdennyi is one of the largest seaports in Ukraine, and the leading port in terms of handling cargo. It is the deepest ice-free port in the Black Sea-Azov basin that occupies an area of 4,820 hectares.

  • TEU: 245,000
  • Anchorages can sustain up to 24 large-tonnage vessels
  • The only port in the Black Sea-Azov basin able to accept vessels carrying a capacity of over 200,000 tons and a max draft of 18.9m
  • Handles one-third of the total volume of cargo by all seaports in Ukraine
  • Has 29 berths – 16 belong to private port operators, 13 to Ukrainian Seaports Authority
  • Manage liquid cargoes: oils, petroleum products, liquid ammonia, chemicals, and methanol
  • Handles dry cargoes: bulk metal, ore, coal, grain, and general cargo
  • Cargo manages each year is about 35,770,000 tons
Port of Nikolaev
Port of Nikolaev
Zavodska St, 23, Mykolaiv, Mykolaivs'ka oblast, Ukraine, 54020

The Port of Nikolaev is a commercial seaport. It is situated at the entrance of the Yuzhny Bug River, in the northern part of the Dnieper, the Bug estuary.

  • TEU: 523,881
  • Has 14 berths and handle ferrous and non-ferrous metals, bulk fertilizers, equipment, bulk grain, and foodstuff
  • During winter the approach channel will only convoy escorted by icebreakers
  • Yearly handled cargoes: approx. 5 million tonnes of general and bulk cargoes
Port of Chernomorsk
Port of Chernomorsk
6, Trouda Square, Chernomorsk, Odessa Region, 68001, Ukraine.

Port of Chernomorsk is a universal seaport situated on the north-western shore of the Black sea at Sukhyi Estuary, to the southwest of Odessa.

  • TEU: 152,700
  • Largest Ukrainian port in terms of yearly container capacity
  • It became the leading grain cargoes transshipment in Ukraine ( January-June)
Port of Belgorod-Dnestrovsky
Port of Belgorod-Dnestrovsky
Shabs'ka St, 81, Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyi, Odes'ka oblast, Ukraine

The Port of Belgorod-Dnestrovsky is situated on the western coast of Dnestrovskiy Estuary, northwest of Dnestrovsko-Tsaregradskiy river mouth.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Principally handles: foreign trade and coastal cargoes, grain, timber, general cargoes, livestock, mineral building products, and containers
  • Has 9 berths with 1,100m in length and 3.5-5.2 of depth
  • Handled max of 2.7 million tonnes of cargo and around 320 vessels each year
  • Navigation is open throughout the year
Port of Berdyansk
Port of Berdyansk
Hor'koho St, 13/7, Berdians'k, Zaporiz'ka oblast, Ukraine, 71100

The Port of Berdyansk is one of the active developing ports and the only maritime transport hub of the Zaporozhye Region. It is located in the northeast of the Sea of Azov, a bay on the north coast of Azovskoye.

  • TEU: 30,000 a year
  • Provides accommodation and admittance of vessels with a draft of up to 7.9m and length of up to 220m
  • Mainly handles: bulk, dry bulk, general, liquid, cargoes, and containers
  • Open navigation all year round
  • Has 9 berths that handle different cargoes
  • Comprises two basins the western and the eastern
  • Basins are protected by the west dam and by the breakwater
Port of Izmail
Port of Izmail
7, Portovaya Str., Izmail, 68600, Ukraine

Port of Izmail is a highly mechanized port and one of the most modern ports on the Danube river. In 1968 and 1992 port build a handling complex for general cargoes, bulk cargoes, and containers.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Has 23 berths with 2,534m depth from 3.5-7.5
  • Port is divided into three cargo handling complex
  • General cargoes are steel products, pipes, timber containers, grain cargoes, and many more
  • Cargoes handled are coal, ore, iron ore pellets, and iron ore concentrate
  • Around 200 vessels visit yearly
Port of Kerch
Port of Kerch
28, Kirov Str., Kerch, Crimea, 98312, Ukraine.

The Port of Kerch is one of the oldest ports of the Black Sea (and the Sea of Azov ) and is situated in the city of Kerch on the eastern shores of Kerch peninsula at Kerch Bay.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Provides cargo handling services and storage in open areas with 140,000m total area and 12,000m covered warehouse
  • Port handles two terminals with 10 berths, with 2,050m in length
  • Handles general cargo, bulk cargo, containers, vehicles, ammonium nitrate, etc
  • Approximately 2.5 million tonnes of cargo annually handled
Port of Kherson
Port of Kherson
4, Ushakova Ave., Kherson, 73000, Ukraine

Port of Kherson is a commercial seaport and is situated in the mouth of the river Dnieper, 90km from the Black Sea coast.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Main industry: oil products, general and dry bulk cargo
  • Required ice breakers to be able to open all year round
  • Kherson is located in the mouth of the River Dnieper, approx 90km from the Black Sea coast.
  • Cargo handled yearly is about 2 million tons and around 2,00 vessels visit the port
Port of Mariupol
Port of Mariupol
Lunina Ave, 99, Mariupol', Donets'ka oblast, Ukraine, 87500

The Port of Mariupol is positioned 14 kilometers north of the entrance into the Taganrog Gulf, at the western end and the mouth of the Kalmius River. Its port area occupies 67.6 hectares.

  • TEU: 10,000
  • Has 18 main berths and 4 auxiliary berths for large handling cargo
  • Provides constant handling of transport vehicles without delay
  • Ports disposal equipment: portal granny cranes with 10-50 tons cargo capacity, floating cranes can carry 16-150 tons, forklifts 1.5 – 42 tons cargo capacity, bucket loaders, and port truck tractors
  • Principal handled cargoes: metal, coal, construction cargo, large equipment, containers, etc
  • Handled 17 million tons of cargo and around 2,500 vessels per year
Port of Ochakov
Port of Ochakov
1, Olviyskaya str., 57500 Kutsurub village, Ochakov Area, Nikolaev Reg., Ukraine.

Port of Ochakov is situated at Dnieper-bug estuary in Nikolaev region, in the northeast boundary of Ochakov City.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Accessible for the non-military foreign vessel, recreational and sports yachts
  • Occupies an area of 122,000m
  • Secured by breakwater structures 820m in length
  • Import general and bulk cargo, systemize ferry transportation of vehicles and heavy trucks.
  • Export: natural sand for building materials, products, design, and works
Port of Oktyabrsk
Port of Oktyabrsk
PO Box 170, Nikolaev, 54052, Ukraine.

The Port of Oktyabrsk is one of the most modern deepwater ports in the northern part of the Dnieprovsko-Bugsky estuary.

  • TEU: 52
  • Principally handled: dry cargoes
  • Ships and store: metals, boxes, pallets, containers, general cargoes, and equipment
  • Import/export handled per year is about seven thousand tons of cargoes
Port of Reni
Port of Reni
188 Dunaiskaya str. Reni, Odessa Province 68802 Ukraine

Port of Reni is a huge transport center on the river Danube approximately 54 kilometers from the river’s mouth.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Own 30 berths placed in three basins and can shelter vessels
  • Ice breakers are necessary to keep the port open through strong winter months
  • Port handled cargo: general bulk, liquid bulk, foodstuff, package cargo, containers, and ro-ro
  • Eight thousand tons of cargo are handled and around eighty-one vessels visit the port annually
Port of Sevastopol
Port of Sevastopol
5, Nakhimova Square, Sevastopol, Crimea, 99011, Ukraine.

Port of Sevastopol is located in Sevastapol Bay in Yuzhnaya Bukhta. It is a commercial port that inhabits Yuzhnaya and Sevastopolskaya Bays.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Port own modern equipment, cargo handling facilities, and machines
  • Main services: cargo handling; storage and transport send on operations; passenger, cargo, and automobile sea transportation; receiving of passenger and cargo ships; towing of ships and barge
  • Port can take in eighty cruise river-sea liners and fifty huge capacity crude liners
  • Has 2 cargo handling complexes exclusive for handling sand and scrap metal; coal(export and transit); import timber; clinker, etc
Port of Skadovsk
Port of Skadovsk
Vulytsya Manhubinsʹka, 2, Skadovs'k, Khersons'ka oblast, Ukraine, 75701

Port of Skadovsk is positioned on the northern shore of Djarylgachsky Bay in the Black Sea.

  • TEU: N/A
  •  Mainly handles: cargo/passenger and ferry shipping
  • Maximum vessel size; LOA 120m, draught 6.0m, beam 15m
  • Maximum bulk carrier; three thousand DWT
Port of Theodosia
Port of Theodosia
14, Gorkogo Str., Theodosia, Crimea, 99011, Ukraine.

The Port of Theodosia is the second port in Ukraine in terms of the volume of crude oil and petroleum products handled. It can hold up to 11,000,000 tons of cargo in a year, it also includes 1,500,000 tons of dry cargo.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Handles; general cargo, Ro-Ro, tankers, and all vessels
  • Annual handled cargo is about seven million five hundred thousand tons
  • Maximum size; alongside LOA 150meters, draught 7.1 meters; CBM: max draught 12.5 m, 80,000DWT
Port of Ust-Dunaisk
Port of Ust-Dunaisk
2, Pridunaiskaya Str., Vilkovo, Odessa Region 68355, Ukraine

Port of Ust-Dunaisk occupies fifteen hectares, its water area is sixty hectares. It is located in the south part of the Bay of the Black sea close to Ochakov mouth of the Danube River.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Port specializes in transshipment of cargoes from sea-going to river-going to vessels
  • Provide transport and forwarding services for transit, foreign trade and coastal shipping cargo, and storage service
  • It gives reception, safe harbourage, and handling of lighters, and barge
Port of Yalta
Port of Yalta
5 Roosevelt Str. Yalta, Crimea 98600. Ukraine

The Port of Yalta is a port of call for passenger ships. It is situated on the south side of the Crimean Peninsula, at the head of Yalta Bay.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Open navigation throughout the year
  • It is a tourist resort that gives passengers terminals, a cargo-passenger area, and some berths handling dry cargo
Port of Yevpatoria
Port of Yevpatoria
1, Moryakov Sq., Yevpatoriya, Crimea, 97416, Ukraine.

Port of Yevpatoria is own by the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Ukraine. It is widely known as a mud cure and balneotherapeutic health resort.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Port can handle cargo up to 2,000,000 tons annually
  • Occupies an area of about 6.4 hectares
  • Has 2 loading areas; cargo-passenger area and a cargo area
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