Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) April 15, 2019 – The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA), Ministry of Infrastructure and the State Property Fund of Ukraine are to implement measures to attract private business development projects in the port of Skadovsk, on the Black Sea in Kherson province of southern Ukraine.
The State Property Fund of Ukraine is offering five berths for lease in the port of Skadovsk and port point “Khorly”. They can be used for servicing both cargo and passenger vessels. Land plots are also available currently managed by Skadovsk Commercial Sea Port.
The port could become an alternative to other ports in the Crimea region which are impeded by Russia’s occupation of Crimea, which started in March 2014.
In September 2018 Ukrainin deputy minister of infrastructure Viktor Dovgan said that his ministry is preparing the port of Skadovsk for concession and already received foreign investors interest. Local madia claims that Turkish companies are looking at the port.
The two main disadvantages of Skadovsk is its small draft depth and the lack of railway connection to the port.
The port is located in a region with developed agriculture production and large reserves of high-quality sand. In the past, only the port point “Khorly” of Skadovsk port provided sand transshipment of some 4 million tons per year. The berths of the port are adapted for cargo storage, export-import operations and according to their passport characteristics, can receive Ro-Ro type vessels.
In addition to cargo operations, the Skadovsk port can be used for the development of passenger transportation on the Mykolaiv-Ochakiv-Kinburn-Skadovsk line.
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