Dredging the Izmail and Reni ports will increase Danube River traffic several times.
Dredging works are currently being carried out in the waters surrounding the Izmail port and soon will begin in the port of Reni. After these works are completed, the ports will be able to handle ships with a larger draft, which will effect an increase in the volume of cargo transshipment, said the head of the Ukraine Sea Ports Administration (USPA), Oleksiy Vostrikov. Due to the ports’ upgrade, ship’s loads will increase from 1,500 tons to 8,000 tons, said the head of the USPA. Since the beginning of the war, the Danube ports’ transshipment has increased sevenfold.