Mariupol port has lost 33% of the fleet Minot

Мариупольский порт потерял 33% флота – МинВОТ

Vessel type Panamax now can’t moor in the port of Mariupol

In the Ministry believe that it is necessary to organize retraining of employees of the port, when the grain terminal.

The port of Mariupol has lost 33% of its fleet and to 140 thousand tons of export steel products in the month as a result of the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait and the subsequent limit passage of vessels, the height of which is 33 meters and more. It is reported by Interfax-Ukraine on Wednesday, March 13 citing data of the Ministry of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons (Minot).

“As a result of construction of the bridge Kerch, Russia has restricted passage of ships in height: now the vessel type Panamax can’t pass through the channel. In parallel with the restriction of vessel traffic is now shallower and silting the bottom. Due to the poor design of the Kerch bridge is difficult to predict everything that happens under water,” – said the head Minot Vadim Chernysh during the visit to Mariupol.

However, he noted that, despite the Russian blockade of the Strait of Kerch, Mariupol port continues to operate and remains one of the strategically important enterprises of the city. The maximum capacities of the port allow handling of cargo up to 21 million tons per year, but after the Russian aggression in the East of Ukraine, the port’s capacity has decreased almost three times.

The Minister added that if you will change the nature of the goods, and when the grain terminal is due for completion in the current year, it is necessary to organize the re-training of port workers.

We will remind, in November and early December was blocked the ports of Berdyansk and Mariupol. There has accumulated hundreds of vehicles.

In turn, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kerch Strait remains open for navigation, including for Ukrainian ships.

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