By INFORMALL – Black Sea container terminals of Ukraine, Romania, Russia, and Bulgaria 2013 3Q


Black Sea container terminals of Ukraine, Romania, Russia, and Bulgaria handled 1 956 268 TEU for the first 9 months of 2013, including empty containers, excluding transshipment.
This review observes only full containers of the region – 1 359 562 TEU. Total growth reached by these five countries for the period is 10,95% compared to the same period last year.
Black Sea region turnover, Jan-Sept 2013 and 2012, TEU, full

The largest increases were in Ukraine and Romania, respectively. Although Bulgaria was down for the first half of 2013, they ended showing slight gains over the nine-month period.

Full containers turnover by countries, TEU

Country9m 2013,
TEU full
9m 2012,
TEU full
Ukraine509 412385 76620,35%
Russia (BS)342 070329 8633,70%
Romania284 698251 32513,28%
Georgia164 197154 7556,10%
Bulgaria104 329103 6340,67%
Total1 359 5621 225 34310,95%

During this period, 61,66% of the full containers handled were imported, with 38,34% of the volume being exported. It is estimated that 69,50% of the containers were full and 30,50% were empties. Export volumes from the aforementioned countries increased by 17,76% relative to 2012. The highest export growth was reached by Ukraine – 53,35% and Romania – 22,80%. Export volumes decreased in Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria. Imports to the region increased by 7,11%, thanks mainly to Russian volumes – 13,02%. Import volumes for the period increased almost in all countries except Romania.  Thus the percentage of volume handled by each country distributed as follows:  Ukraine – 34,15%, Russia (Black Sea) – 25,16%, Romania – 20,94%, Georgia – 12,08%, Bulgaria – 7,67%.

Black Sea countries shares by full containers turnover, 9 months 2013
The top-five container terminals of the region for these 9 months didn’t change their positions in total volumes handled: DPW (Constanta, Romania), HPC Ukraine (Odessa, Ukraine), Novoroslesexport (Novorossyisk, Russia), CTI (Ilyichevsk, Ukraine), APMT Poti (Georgia).  All of them showed growth with the exception of CTI (Ilyichevsk, Ukraine).

Black Sea Container Terminals shares by total turnover, 9 months of 2013
As for the Lines in the region, the leaders remained the same for these 9 months: MSC, Maersk Line, ZIM and CMA CGM. Mentioned carriers control 64,06% of this market.
Lines’ shares in the Black Sea region by full containers turnover, 9 months of 2013 Starting from the middle of September 2013 the service of former G6 was re-built (Hapag Lloyd, OOCL, MOL, NYK, HMM, APL).  Nevertheless its members managed to increase their total market share for the period from 7,37% to 10,52%

Source: Infomall B.G.