Port of Yuzhny

From Global Energy Monitor

Port of Yuzhny is in the province of Odessa Oblast in south-western Ukraine. The port handles coal, and is also the site of the TIS Ore Terminal and TIS Coal Terminal, which also handle coal.


The port is in the city of Yuzhny, along the Black Sea.

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The port handles coal at berths No. 5 and No. 6. The port's export coal capacity is 6 million tonnes per year. The berths can accept vessels of up to 80,000 dead weight tonnes. Cargo is loaded immediately onto vessels with gantry cranes. Coal loading rates are 7,000 to 10,000 tonnes a day. The port warehouses can hold 600,000 tonnes of coal of different ranks at a time.[1]

The Port of Yuzhny was originally designed to export coal mined in Ukraine. However, the closure of several Ukrainian coal mines has led to an increased demand for imported coal. In 2017 the port announced its intention to build a new coal import terminal. The port imported 294 thousand tons of anthracite and about 1 million tons of coking coal in the first 9 months of 2017.[2] In 2020, the port stated that it planned to increase its import capacity from 2.5 million tonnes to 5 million tonnes of coal per year, with target completion for the expansion in 2021-2025.[3] There does not appear to have been any physical progress on the new coal terminal between 2017 and 2020.

In 2020, the Port of Yuzhny handled 61 million tonnes of cargo, the largest volume of any Ukrainian port.[4]

Project Details

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  • Location: Yuzhny, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine
  • Annual Coal Capacity (Tonnes): 6 million (exports); 2.5 million (imports)
  • Status: Operating
  • Sources of coal:



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