The Port of Yuzhny lies on the northwestern shores of the Black Sea in Odessa Province in southwestern Ukraine. The Port of Yuzhny is an important international oil terminal and one of the three most important ports in the Ukraine after only the Ports of Odessa and Ilyichevsk. Located near each other, the three ports have basically grow to form a single urban area.
The Port of Yuzhny is considered to be a suburb or satellite of the City Odessa, and it is located about 15 nautical miles east-northeast of the Port of Odessa. About 25 thousand people live in the City of Yuzhny (Ukrainian).