The work of Odesa port was recognized with a prestigious award by MedCruise Association

Category: Port
Published on Monday, 17 August 2020 12:22
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In early August, the Second Mare Nostrum MedCruise Awards ceremony took place, an international award for shipping lines, ports, travel agents and tour operators that have made a significant contribution to the development of the cruise industry in the Mediterranean countries. According to the results of the anonymous voting of the expert jury, the award in the nomination ‘Port of the Black Sea region, which demonstrates active and purposeful activity during the pandemic’ was given to Odesa port.


‘Despite the difficult epidemiological situation, the port authority with our partners from the MedCruise Association does not suspend activities aimed at reviving cruise shipping in the region,’ Ruslan Sakhautdinov, General Manager of the Odesa branch of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, comments. - We are in constant contact with cruise lines, we take an active part in conferences organized by the Association with the involvement of European health experts, our specialists are actively working in the MedCruise Covid Committee expert group. This group, created under the Executive Directorate of MedCruise, is engaged in strategic planning for the restoration of cruise traffic, develops protocols for the reception and maintenance of cruise ships in the ports of the Mediterranean and Black Seas in the post-COVID period ...


The First Mare Nostrum MedCruise Awards ceremony took place last year in Genoa, Italy, and Odesa port was also awarded the title of laureate in the Best Port of the Black Sea Region nomination.


As already reported, for the 2020 season, Odesa sea port Authority had 11 applications for calls from cruise ships. However, all of them were canceled due to the quarantine measures in most European countries related to the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. As of mid-August, the port has 20 applications for calls of white ships next season.

Odesa Sea Port Authority