Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ukrainian Port to Get $77 Million Handling Complex

Part of National Expansion Plans
Shipping News Feature

UKRAINE – Ukraine’s deepest water port, Yuzhny, has had its plans to build a new handling complex for bulk cargoes endorsed by the Ukrainian government. The facility, due to start next year and complete in 2012, will be capable of handling 1.2 million tons of freight per annum and is expected to cost around $77 million.

Yuzhny is the third largest port in Ukraine and specialises in bulk and chemical cargoes.

The Ukraine’s other major ports, Odessa and Illichevsk are also proposing major new developments to their infrastructure so as to make them more competitive with their Black Sea rivals in Russia and Romania.

(pic: Minami Himemiya)