Port of Mariupol
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The Port of Mariupol is in Mariupol, Ukraine. It exports and imports coal.
The port is situated in the northwestern part of Taganrog Bay of the Azov Sea.
Mariupol is Ukraine’s primary trading port in the Sea of Azov. It is a major export port for coal and steel since Soviet times. Coal is transhipped at a specialised complex that was commissioned in 1972. Coal capacity is five million tonnes per year. According to data from the port, in the first two quarters of 2014 the port exported 1.2 million tonnes of coal.
- Operator: Mariupol Sea Port Authority
- Location: Mariupol, Ukraine
- Annual Capacity (Tonnes): 5 million
- Status: Existing
- Sources of coal: Russia (exports); Australia and South Africa (imports)
- "About Us," Mariupol Sea Port Authority, accessed April 2015
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- "Mariupol port handles 36,000 tonnes of coal from Australia for steel mills," Kyiv Post, Nov. 25, 2014
- "News insight: Attack on Mariupol is severely hampering Ukrainian trade of coal and other supplies," IHS Maritime 360, 29 January 2015