Dredging Brings Larger Vessels to Port of Illichivsk (Ukraine)
According to the port press service, on November 27, the Sea Commercial Port of Illichivsk has handled the Super Post Panamax container ship Teno, for the first time this year.
The M/V Teno is the largest ship docked at the port in 2012.
The port’s chief Alexander Grigorashenko stated: “Today the tonnage of the leading container lines’ fleet has increased substantially. To handle regularly this class of ships we plan to implement an ambitious dredging program to deepen the operating water area and the approach channel to 17 meters. This is not just a requirement of the time, this is the urgent market need.”
Sea Commercial Port of Illichivsk is a modern international highly mechanized multipurpose transport junction specialized in handling of general cargoes, dry and liquid bulk cargoes.
Sea Commercial Port of lllichivsk occupies a key position in the interfaces of main transport ways between Europe and Asia, North and South, Central and Eastern Europe, industrially developed regions of Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan and the shipping routes running across the Mediterranean Sea into the Atlantic and Indian oceans.
Through the port of Illichivsk Ukraine maintains its international relations with more than 100 countries of the world.
Dredging Today Staff, November 29, 2012; Image: ilport