Maritime Infrastructure Modernization Program.

Best Prospects for U.S. Business in Ukraine

Thursday, February 25th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST

The event will be held online, free of charge. Please REGISTER HERE

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Ukraine’s seaports are the main gateways for the country’s exports and imports. Seaports achieved a record high 160 million tons of cargo turnover in 2019. The five highest-volume mainland seaports are Pivdenny, Mykolaiv, Chornomorsk, Odesa, and Mariupol. Three of those – Pivdenny, Chornomorsk, and Odesa – are located in the Odesa region and were responsible for 65 percent of Ukraine’s seaport cargo volume in 2019.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent public health measures, seaport operators have seen an increase in business in 2020. From January to September, Ukraine’s ports handled 119 million tons of cargo, 3.7 percent more compared to the same period in 2019. Thus, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine has embarked on an effort to transfer management of Ukraine’s mainland ports to private companies through concessions and privatization. 

The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine is preparing tenders for concessions at the following ports:

  •         Chornomorsk ferry terminal serving railway, roll-on/ roll-off, and passenger ferries
  •         Chornomorsk container terminal
  •         Odesa cruise ship terminal
  •         Berdyansk cargo seaport
  •         Mariupol cargo seaport
  •         Reni cargo seaport (located on the Danube river)
  •        Izmail cargo and passenger seaport (located on the Danube river

Join us to learn more.


10:00 AM

Introductions by U.S. Embassy Officials

10:05 AM

Welcome Remarks by Minister Vladyslav Krykliy

Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine

10:10 AM

Sea Port Concession Project Overview

Taras Boychuk, Head of the SPILNO

Public-Private Partnership Management Office

Ministry of Infrastructure

10:20 AM

Sea Port Modernization Tenders in Ukraine

Iryna Koshel, Director of the Reform Support Team

Ministry of Infrastructure

10:30 AM

EBRD, DFC, and EXIM Financing Programs

10:45 AM

Q&A and Closing Remarks

11:00 AM

End of event