The Belgorod-Dniestrovsky sea trading port

BRANCH: Transport



The city of Belgorod-Dniestrovsky is located in the southwestern part of Odessa region, 20 km from the Black Sea on the right bank of the Dniester estuary, which is 42 km long and 4.5 to 12 km wide and is connected by a strait with the Black Sea. The distance to Odessa is 80 km. External communications of the city are carried out by road, rail, and water transport. The Odessa-Izmail, Odessa-Reni, and the Odessa-Izmail railway pass through Belgorod-Dniestrovsky.

The nearest ports and the distance to them specified in miles: Odessa – within 40, Illichivsk - 25, Izmail - 100, Ust-Dunaisk - 77. The approach of ships to the port is carried out both through the sea channel which length makes 2.22 km and by the Lyman channel with its length of 14.5 km. The depth of the approaching channel is 4.5 m.

The Belgorod-Dniester port is open for navigation all year round. In the cold season, northeastern and northerly winds predominate, and in the warm season, southeastern, southern, and northwestern winds come to the area. The number of days with strong winds up to 15 m / sec varies from 7 to 30 per year. Mean temperature varies within 8.8 to 11.5 ° C annually. Frosts are usually observed during the period from November to March. Fogs are observed on average 31 days basis a year. The largest number of days with fog are reported during the period from October to March.


The berth line of the seaport composed of 1.1 km (8 berths) with maximum depths of these up to 3.5 m. The port is adjacent to the railway and highway.

The port's capacity is 1,710,000 tons of dry cargo. The seaport includes 24.29 thousand square meters of covered warehouses and 279.73 thousand square meters are occupied by open air warehouses.

The port provides services for processing, transportation and forwarding of transit, foreign trade and coastal shipping, as well as storage services. The port's cargo turnover consists mainly of containerized cargo: cement in containers, forest cargo, chemical products and others.


In 2019, the company processed 117.26 thousand tons of cargo, including 27.74 thousand tons of forest cargo, 60.63 thousand tons of chemicals and 7.48 thousand tons of cement in containers, 2.89 thousand tons cement and 18.52 thousand tons of other cargo. In 2020, the company processed 75.35 thousand tons of cargo, including 21.64 thousand tons of cement in containers, 18.53 thousand tons of forest cargo and 17.04 thousand tons of chemicals and 18.14 thousand tons other cargoes.

The total volume of transshipped cargo, thousand tons352,41235,45117,2675,35
Volume of transshipped cargo for export, thousand tons297,62183,1730,6918,53
Volume of transshipped cargo for import, thousand tons39,0052,2886,5756,82
Volume of transshipped cargo for internal movement, thousand tons15,79---

Odesa CHP




Odessa CHP is 99.9% state owned company that produces heat and electricity for the needs of Odessa with total installed capacity for electricity generation of 68 MW, capacity of thermal power supply of 505 Gcal/h and capacity of the boiler room of 274 Gcal/h.

The company is licensed to produce heat and electricity for the needs of Odessa city, providing more than 300,000 residents with thermal energy. Key consumers is households, budget organizations and other consumers. Odesa CHP located in the northern part of the city, near the sea commercial port and has a railway connection, the area of the territory is 117 hectares.

Ust-Dunaisk seaport

INDUSTRY - Transport



Ust-Dunaisk merchant seaport is situated in the southern part of Zhebriyanskiy Bay of the Black Sea, adjacent to the Ochakov mouth of the Danube River. The company is located on 5 land plots with the total area of 207.1491 ha.

The port specializes in transshipment of cargoes from sea-going to river-going vessels in view of transportation via the Danube and vice-versa. The port renders handling, transport and forwarding services for transit, foreign trade and coastal shipping cargo, as well as storage service. It provides reception, safe harborage and handling of lighters, barges and their accumulation for further transportation. The port's cargo turnover consists primarily of bulk cargoes: ore, ore concentrates, grains.


As of November 1, 2019 the company owns 46 real estate objects, 36 vessels and other vehicles, floating berths. Real estate objects are located in 3 locations: 2 in Vylkove (Kiliya region) and 1 in Kiliya. Ice conditions occur only during severe winters, usually in the middle of December or the first half of January. Normally, the port gets free of ice in the second half of February or in early March. The port's sea approach channel is 7 km long and leads to three anchorages for large tonnage ships where passable depths have been lost by present time. Another connecting channel, of 1.5 km long, leads from the port's harbour into the Prorva Channel.

The port has a capacity of 250,000 tons of dry cargo and 10,000 passengers per year. The seaport includes 0.96 thousand square meters of critical warehouses and 10 thousand square meters open warehouses.


In 2019, company processed 70.8 thsd. tones of cargo, including 51.2 thsd. tones of grain, 10.6 thsd. tones of chemicals and 9 thsd. tones of oil products. In 2020, company processed 24.4 thsd. tones of cargo, including 21.3 thsd. tones of grain and 3.1 thsd. tones of chemicals.

Total volumes of cargo processing, thsd. tones51.170.824.40
Volumes of export cargo processing, thsd. tones29.351.221.30
Volumes of import cargo processing, thsd. tones-10.63.10
Volumes of domestic cargo processing, thsd. tones21.89.0-

Newly built grain terminal

For sale: a modern newly-built grain terminal. The port’s capacity 4 mln mt can see a 7x expansion. The port terminal accepts trucks and rail transport.

The total area of the land plot: 89 ha.

– Developed area – 9 ha

– In development – 4 ha

– Area for prospective development – 74 ha

Capacity of the complex:

Total storage capacity: 206,000 mt

– Floor storage warehouses: 90,000 mt x 2 pcs (220 m x 53 m each)

– Silo storage: 6,500 mt x 4 pcs

PJSC “Odesa Portside Plant”

The main purpose of the plant is the production of ammonia and carbamide; overload on export of ammonia, carbamide and methanol of other enterprises and own production.

– 2 units for production of ammonia with an annual capacity of 550 thousand tons each;
– 2 units for production of carbamide with an annual capacity of 430 thousand tons each;
– Ammonia overload complex with annual capacity up to 4 million tons, with storage structure up to 120 thousand tons;
– Carbamide overload complex with annual capacity up to 3.6 million tons, with storage capacity of 80 thousand tons;
– Methanol overload complex with an annual capacity of up to 1 million tons, with a storage capacity of 36 thousand tons;
– Liquid carbon dioxide production unit with annual capacity up to 16 thousand tons.