Port of Nikolaev

From Global Energy Monitor

Port of Nikolaev, also known as Port of Mykolayiv, is a port in Mykolayiv, Ukraine.


The port lies at the head of the Bug River estuary in southern Ukraine, about 65 kilometers north of the Black Sea.

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Port of Nikolayev (Port of Mykolayiv) was founded in 1789. The port is located at the mouth of the Southern Buh River and have access to the Black Sea through a 44-mile shipping canal. In January-February 2015, the port handled 300,000 tonnes of coal, and exported 151,000 tonnes of coke.[1] The port is one of the largest in Ukraine: In the first 5 months of 2020, the port handled 12.5 million tonnes of cargo, the second-most of any Ukrainian port.[2]

The port's loading rate for coal is 10,000 tonnes per day, or 3.65 million a year.[3]

Project Details

  • Operator: Sea Trading Port of Nikolayev
  • Location: Mykolayiv, Ukraine
  • Annual Coal Capacity (Tonnes): 5 million (coal and coke)
  • Status: Operating
  • Sources of coal:



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