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Ukraine Plans To Corporatise USPA, The State Ports Authority

Ukraine plans to corporatise USPA, the state ports authority

Source: Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority
Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) April 17, 2020 – The Minister of Infrastructure Vladislav Krykliy has held an online meeting with representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce (ACC) in Ukraine to discuss water transport and port operations. Vladislav Krykliy said that the corporatization of Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) is going ahead following changes to the plan after consultation with central executive authorities and the State
Regulatory Service. He added that privatisation via concession agreements were on schedule and that projects in the ports of Chernomorsk, Odessa and Berdyansk are being prepared. Additionally, the Ministry has developed and published draft methodology for calculating port fees: “We look forward to working together with business on the project, we are ready to consider constructive comments, we have also started agreeing the document with other authorities, we plan to get results”, said the Minister. Currently, USPA is making preliminary calculations for individual ports for comparative analysis of the cost of shipping at current rates and at rates calculated using the new method. ACC representatives stressed the need to adopt the bill “On Inland Water Transport”, and Vladyslav Krykliy noted that the Ministry is currently working with the Subcommittee on River Transport of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Transport and Infrastructure to analyze the conformity of the revised draft law, European experts are involved, proposals received from the business community and other VRU Committees are also being processed. Also during the meeting were discussed the issues of simultaneous locking of two barges, plans for repair of the locks, other issues of using the water transport infrastructure. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.

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