Ukraine - 2.1.3 Port of Yuzhny (Pivdennyi)

Ukraine - 2.1.3 Port of Yuzhny (Pivdennyi)


Port Overview

Pivdennyi Sea Port is located in Ajalyskiy Liman (estuary) in the NW part of the Black Sea, 30 km to the east of Odesa. There is an approach channel of 2 miles in length and 15 m in depth leading from the sea to the port

Dredged channel is 2.4 km long, 118 m wide. Leading light beacons mark the centre line and light buoys mark the edges of the channel.

A new laser beacon has been installed to guide vessels through the fairway. Minimum depth 13.5 m. The maximum speed allowed in the entrance channel is 6 knots, and in the port confines 4 knots.



Long term plans for this rapidly expanding port involve the construction of more specialised berths to handle cargoes of grain and oil, further container facilities and a ship-repair yard.


The port has been participating in the Grain Initiative, but like other Ukrainian ports of the Black Sea, it has been blocked by the Russian navy in 2023 and its operations stopped.


Port website: Port of Pivdennyi Website

Key port information can also be found at: Maritime Database Website


Port Location and Contact



Province or District

NW coast of Black Sea, on the shore of the Ajalyskiy Liman (estuary)

Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

Name: NE of Odessa

km: 25

Port's Complete Name

Port Pivdennyi





Managing Company or Port Authority


Sea Commercial Port Pivdennyiy

Management Contact Person

Oleksandr Oliynyk,

Head of Administration

+380 48 750 71 63

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Airport Name n/a

Airlines: n/a


Port Picture


Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Sea Commercial Port of Pivdennyiy, Grigoryevka 1, Kominternovskiy SubRegion, Odessa Region, Tel: +380 (48) 750 71 63 Officials: General Manager: Oleksandr Oliynyk. 


Radio Frequency Information:

Pivdennyiy Radio, calling and working VHF Channel 16. Pivdennyiy Radio 5, Port Controller: VHF Channel 74, 156.725 mHz. Pivdennyiy Radio 2, Harbour Master: VHF Channel 11, 156.550 mHz. Pivdennyiy Radio 1, Movements control: VHF Channel 69,156.475 mHz.

Berthing Specifications

Largest Vessel: 70000 dwt, 240.3 m loa.

General Cargo Handling Berths

Ore and Bulk Cargo Facilities:

Coal and iron ore wharf is equipped with 11 gantry cranes and can accommodate vessels up to or over 100000 dw.

A second wharf has recently been constructed with open storage area of 400000t capty.

Two berths, total length of 500 m, handle cargoes of bulk or packed carbamide and are equipped with specialised high-capacity loading/discharge facilities.

Five reloaders are available.

Two specialised berths to handle phosphorite and sulphur, accommodating vessels up to 50000 dwt.

Each berth is equipped with two ship unloaders with a capacity of 800 t/h and there are three storage sheds each holding 70000 t.

The dischargers supply quayside conveyor belts feeding distribution stations, from where the phosphorite is sent either to wagon loading stations or to the storage sheds.

Port Handling Equipment

The port is managed by the Government Enterprise “Pivdennyiy Commercial Seaport”



  • automobile cranes Kato, Tadano, etc. – 9 units;


Storage Facilities

There are 185,500 m2 of open storage areas in the port. The area of sheltered warehouse comprises 2,000 m2.


Anchorage can be obtained in the outer roads in depths ranging between 14 m to 22 m.


Compulsory. Masters of the vessels should order a pilot from Ilyichevsk through the Inflot Shipping Agency 48 hours before expected arrival and confirm 6h prior to ETA.

Pilot boards 1 mile Nof the light buoy marking the traffic separation point, 11.5 miles ESE of the port of Ilyichevsk. Liquefied gas carriers have priority in all port movements.

Gas and chemical carriers have to follow a pilot boat when proceeding to the berths, and also when leaving the port.


Compulsory for berthing and un-berthing. The number and size of tugs required is determined by the pilot and depends on weather conditions, tonnage and type of the vessel.

Gas carriers enter and leave the port preceded by a fire-fighting tug. When leaving the port arrangements for tug escort must be made 24 h prior to sailing.

Container Facilities

Container berthing area with a depth alongside of 6.5 m. Ro/ro vessels can be accommodated.

Terminal Information

The port entrance is protected by two moles, east and west, 540 m long and 400 m long respectively.

The port comprises three main complexes, one area for coal and ore, one area for gas and chemical products and the third handling other bulk and general cargo.


Various specialised berths with depths alongside up to 14 m. Vessels up to 13 m d can be accommodated. Rail connections.


A special deepwater pontoon mooring area for vessels up to 100000 dwt has been erected in the inner roadstead, where transshipment to smaller vessels can take place.


Cargoes such as grain can be lightened.

Tanker Terminals

Facilities for all kind of chemical and liquid bulk cargoes are available. There are large storage tanks.


Liquefied Gas Terminals: The gas terminal comprises berthing facilities at the end of a pier on a pile foundation capable of accommodating gas carriers up to 55000 dwt and a max permissible draught of 12 m.

Cargoes of superphosphoric acid are imported and liquefied ammonia is exported.

automobile graders – 1 units. tractors – 9 units; excavators – 6 units; roll trailers – 35/70 t – 36 units; port tractors (Terberg, Sisu, Kalmar) – 14 units; bulldozers – 5 units; 34 bucket trucks: WA200U1 – 2.2 m3; UNC – 3/0.5/0.4 m3; LIEBHERR L 574472 (2.4 m3); 43 forklift trucks: Kalmar up to 25 t l/c; Mitsubishi of 10 t l/c; Toyota of 10/7/4/1.5 t l/c; Linde of 25 t l/c; Sisu of 12/18 t l/c;