The Minister of infrastructure Vladimir Omelian predicts the competition for the lease of part of berths of sea trade port (MTP) “the Black sea” (Odessa region) in which it is expected the participation of one of the largest port operators in the world, Hutchinson Ports, until may 2018.

On the sidelines of the infrastructure to date, the European business Association, he told reporters that Hutchinson Ports fulfilled his promise and filed an application for a rental moorings black sea commercial port in the part of container traffic, and then on their concession, when it will be voted for the relevant law on concession.

V. Omelyan said that would be happy to win Hutchinson Ports in the competition for the lease.

Also with respect to previously announced entry into the port of Odessa, a major international operator DP World, the Minister found it difficult to name exact terms, as this company is planning the implementation of larger projects, including processing .

Commenting on the signed on 27 November, the European Bank for reconstruction and development (EBRD), the Memorandum on financing the feasibility study (FS) concession projects GP “Stevedoring company “Olvia” and SE “the Kherson sea commercial port”, V. Omelyan noted that international presentations (road shows) these projects are planned for the first half of 2018.

According to him, the parallel would be submitted to Parliament prepared with contributions from the EBRD and other international donors, the draft law on concessions.

As reported, the ICC “Black”, and Hutchison Port in mid-December 2016, signed a Memorandum of understanding, suggesting that Hutchison Port will be the operator in the port in 2017. In early February, V. Omelyan were expecting the arrival of Hutchinson Ports in the port “Black sea” at the end of the competition in June-July.

Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman at the meeting with the leadership of the Hutchinson Ports at the end of August this year commissioned a competition for the lease of the piers from the first to the sixth ICC “Black” to the end of 2017. It is assumed that the conditions of competition for the rental will prepare the state property Fund.

Port “Black sea” is a universal international port, one of the largest on the Black sea. The company also has specialized terminals and complexes, which allow to overload a wide range of cargo – bulk, General. 29 berths can accommodate ships with tonnage up to 100 thousand tons. Annual design capacity of the port is over 30 million tons.

Port capacity for transshipment of containers – 1,15 million TEU. Since 2007 the port is able to provide simultaneous reception of three ocean-going container ships with a capacity of more than 5 thousand TEU, with a length of 300 m.