Port of Antwerp International advises USPA on tariff setting
The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) and Port of Antwerp International/APEC signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
The document provides for the expansion of cooperation between the USPA and one of the largest ports in Europe, a detailed analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of Ukrainian seaports and further interaction in order to attract investment in their development. The signing took place with the participation of Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Volodymyr Omelyan and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belgium to Ukraine Alex Lenaerts.
“Experts from Port Antwerp International will conduct a SWOT-analysis of the situation in Ukrainian seaports and will formulate a plan of partnership assistance in the implementation of the development strategy of Ukrainian seaports. Training for specialists of the USPA starts this week in the areas of pricing for port services, work within the framework of port landlord model, concession project implementation, as well as the peculiarities of the interaction of environmental services in the port,” noted the Head of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, Raivis Veckagans.
He also added that the signing of this Memorandum is a logical step to continue the cooperation of the USPA with one of the largest ports in Europe, which has been continuing since the early 2000s. During this time dozens of specialists in the maritime industry of Ukraine have already been trained at the APEC Training Center.
On December 7, 2018, the USPA, the STP of Odessa and Brooklyn-Kiev with the participation of CMA CGM (France) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of an investment project in the STP of Odessa.