Black Sea Container Study – the Black Sea region volume for Q1’17 increased by 9,4% vs. Q1’16: Informall

In total, the Black Sea region reached 642 308 TEU in Q1 2017 and increased by 9,39% against Q1 2016.


In Q1 2017 compared to Q1 2016 Russia regained leadership by total container turnover, while Ukraine still was a leader by laden containers handled at the Black Sea region. Romania became third among the Black Sea countries by total container turnover with 23,38% share, while Russian Black Sea terminals moved to the first place by total container turnover with 27,76% of market share, at the same time they gained 0,11 p.p. compared to Q1 2016, while Ukraine had 26,32% and gained 0,24 p.p. of market share compared to Q1 2016. In Q1 2017 Ukraine achieved 10,41% growth of total container turnover (terminals of Kherson, Mariupol and Dnepropetrovsk are excluded) compared to Q1 2016. The military conflict, started in 2014 in the eastern part of Ukraine was deescalated in 2015, but it is still active. Nevertheless, a growth of total container turnover has continued in Ukraine in Q1 2017, indicating that its economy revives step by step, while Russia achieved growth of 9,81% at the Black Sea. Both of them are growing faster than the market in general. Georgia achieved a significant volume growth of 18,34% and gained 1,04 p.p. of market share.

In total, the Black Sea region reached 642 308 TEU in Q1 2017 and increased by 9,39% against Q1 2016.

Black Sea Container Study Q1 2017: Informall B.G.

As for container terminals of the region, the most significant growth was reached by following terminals: CRK FISH (Ukraine), BATUMI (Georgia), NSCP (Russia) and NUTEP (Russia). In Q1 2017 compared to Q1 2016 top-five terminals by total container turnover were not stable and had a few changes. DPW (Romania) remained at the first place. Georgian APMT Poti (Georgia) shifted to the third place. Russian terminal NLE moved from the second place to the fifth. The HPC (Ukraine) terminal moved from the third position to the fourth and NUTEP (Novorossiysk, Russia) moved to the second place.

Informall reports “the ratio  of total containers handled in Q1 2017 was 72,43% of full containers and 27,57% of empty containers. The period of Q1 2017  showed the following full container distribution : full 53,76% and export full 46,24%.”