Berdyansk sea trading port decreased cargo turnover by 30% due to the construction of the Russian occupiers of the Kerch bridge, which restricts the passage of vessels in Ukrainian ports in the sea of Azov. This was stated by the head of Administration of seaports of Ukraine Raivis Veckagans, the correspondent LIGA.net.
“The figures we can see that we have drop by a third in Berdyansk. This situation is really the Kerch bridge and with the decision of the owners to redirect traffic flows to other ports. This decision is based on the unpredictability of the closure of the Strait because of this bridge – agents can’t predict… Now there was information that three days will be closed all passage. Naturally, this is alarming. There are certain delivery schedules. So we see that there is a reorientation of flows in the ports of the Nikolaev and Odessa region ports. I really hope to Berdyansk and Mariupol, which the owners adapted to the situation and return flows at least at the level at which to work,” he said.
Veckagans noted that Russia imposed a limit on the length of the vessel for passage through the Strait, if before the passage was permitted vessels with a length up to 200 m, it is now reduced to 160 m.
Earlier it was reported that the President of Ukraine instructed to prepare a lawsuit for environmental damage as a result of construction of the Russian occupiers of the Kerch bridge.