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On May, 4th at berths of the Odesa ports passenger terminal two military ships moored: corvette of the Naval Forces of Ukraine "Ternopol" and the big landing ship of the Navy of Russia "Caesar Kunikov".

According to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, division of marines of the Black Sea fleet of the Russian Federation number of 75 persons arrived to "Caesar Kunikov" to take part in the parade of the Odesa garrison armies on May, 9th in honour of the 65th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. On May, 5th and 7 the Russian ship is opened for visiting. The ship will be closed for visiting after May, 11th.

Information. "Caesar Kunikov" is a landing ship of the 775 project, constructed in 1986. It is named in honour of the Hero of Soviet Union T.Kunikov, commander of a battalion of marines (landing on Myskhako in the area of Novorossisk and heroic defense of the grasped base in 1943). Commander of the ship is captain of the 2nd rank Sergey Varchuk. "Caesar Kunikov" is based in Sevastopol, it is a part of the 197th brigade of 30th division of the surface landing ships, took part in the operation «Compulsion to peace» in August, 2008.

V.VOLYANSKY, «Odessky portovik».

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SURPRISES FOR AND FROM DISCOVERY

On May, 5th in the morning accompanied by brass band an old friend of Odesa citizens moored to 18th berth of the Odesa ports passenger terminal the cruise steam-ship DISCOVERY (flag of Bermudas, length of 168,7 m, 1971 year of construction). The vessel arrived from Sevastopol. The next port of call after Odesa is the Romanian Constantza. For 635 passengers, mainly citizens of Great Britain, sightseeing bus tours round the historical centre of Southern Palmira are ordered.

According to representative of the agency company "Odemara" Vladimir Basyuk, during the voyage from Sevastopol to Odesa, tourists onboard DISCOVERY could observe impressing show of a parade rehearsal of ships of the Black Sea fleet devoted to the 65 anniversary of the Great Victory. This "off-schedule" event became a pleasant surprise for the cruise liner passengers.

The same pleasant unexpectedness, but this time for administration of the passenger terminal, became the 100 percent vessel loading. At the end of April passenger liners under a foreign flag came into the Ukrainian waters with considerable "shortage" of tourists consequences of flights cancellation by reason of the volcanic ashes cloud which have covered the Europe.

N.STEPANOVA, «Odessky portovik».

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Ukraine has forbidden import ofone-hoofed animals, production and raw materials from them from Brazil

The State committee of veterinary medicine has forbidden import to the territory of Ukraine of one-hoofed animals, production and raw materials from them from Brazil (№15-2-23/3760 from 28.04.10). The press-service of the State committee of veterinary medicine informs about it. As it is marked, according to an official message of the International epizootic bureau, the disease of horses by equinia is registered in the territory of Brazil. Import of other cargoes from this country which are the subject of control of the state service of veterinary medicine, should be carried out according to the veterinary requirements on import to Ukraine of objects of the state veterinary-sanitary control and supervision. MDOffice

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Ukraine will help Belarus with the project on oil refining

In Minsk execution of the Ukrainian-Belarus documents has taken place. The ceremony has passed following the results of negotiations under the chairmanship of president of Ukraine Victor Yanukovich and president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. President of Belarus A.Lukashenko has declared that the countries have agreed about delivery of the Venezuelan oil – transportation of the Venezuelan oil to Mozyr oil processing plant will be carried out through the Ukrainian railway. A.Lukashenko has also underlined that he does not exclude in the future a possibility of the Venezuelan oil transportation through the territory of Ukraine to Belarus and by pipelines. According to the president of Ukraine Victor Yanukovich, Ukraine will also help Belarus within the limits of realization of its oil refining project. RBC-Ukraine

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Ukraine reforms the administration system of the state enterprises of sea economic complex

The Ministry of transport and communications of Ukraine has initiated reforming of the administration system of the state enterprises of sea economic complex by merger of the similar-function enterprises. According to the ministry, by the reform it is supposed to cover the three state enterprises of marine branch, which provide performance of hydraulic engineering constructions – SE "Ukrvodput", SE waterways of "Ustdunayvodput", SE «Black-and-Azov seas industrial-operational Management of shipping routes» ("Cherazmorput"). «These are three structures which are of the similar operational functions. Therefore now we consider expediency and possible schemes of their association that will allow to strengthen influence of this structure, and also purposefully to develop it», - declares head of the Ministry of transport and communications Konstantin Efimenko who has charged to promote the initiative to corresponding divisions. The minister has turn to heads of the marine branch with the commission to analyse possibilities of the merger of other enterprises for a principle of their uniformity. The purpose is the optimisation and improvement of transport complex operation. «I expect from you rational offers and substantiations for improvement of our work», - demands K.Efimenko from transport officials. RZD-PARTNER

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Export of coke from Ukraine in March, 2010 decreased for 11,1 %

In March coke export decreased by 11,1 %, or by 12,59 thousand t in comparison with February up to 100,44 thousand t for the sum $18,63 million. In comparison with March 2009, coke export in March 2010 increased in 3,8 times, or by 74,27 thousand t. In January-March 2010 in comparison with January-March 2009 export of coke increased by 84 %, or by 142,39 thousand t and was 311,92 thousand t by $68,93 million Information. In February coke export increased by 14,8 %, or by 14,58 thousand t in comparison with January to 113,03 thousand t by $27,30 million. In 2009 in comparison with 2008 export of coke decreased by 8,5 %, or by 85,34 thousand t and was 922,03 thousand t by $166,54 million. The largest Ukrainian coke producer is Avdeevsky coking plant (Avdeevka, Donetsk region). Coke Export in March

March 2010

February 2010

March 2009

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In general

100,44

18,63

113,03

27,30

26,17

3,79

USA

43,11

9,48

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-

Romania

13,06

0,88

8,87

0,58

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-

Georgia

12,59

2,29

10,36

1,68

6,01

0,74

Russia

10,73

2,53

10,47

2,48

9,49

1,38

Bulgary

5,32

0,84

6,18

0,87

2,39

0,23

Nederlands

4,06

0,23

1,48

0,10

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Turkey

3,45

0,21

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6,14

0,96

Belarus

2,73

0,98

1,53

0,55

0,62

0,21

Serbia

1,60

0,38

10,74

2,67

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Kherson Shipyard (Ukraine) has increased its production by 19,6% in 2009

Kherson Shipyard increased its production and services in 2009 by 19.65% up to 416.606 million UAH ($ 52 million) compared with 2008, Transport Business informs. According to the company, last year Kherson Shipyard built 12 vessels amounting to 308,194,000 USD and repaired 33 vessels amounting to 83.321 million USD. In 2010 Kherson Shipyard plans to increase its rates by 15.39% up to 355.61 million USD compared with 2009. JSC Kherson Shipyard specialized in repair and construction of vessels, in particular the tankers up to 30 thousand tons, ice-class supply ships, ore carriers, container ships, multi-purpose bulk cargo vessels, drill ship with a depth of drilling up to 6,500 m. PortNews

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Ministry of Transport of Russia together with Ministry of transport and communications of Ukraine will sign plan of actions on integration of the transport systems between two countries

Minister of transport and communication of Ukraine Konstantin Efimenko and minister of transport of the Russian Federation Igor Levitin will sign the actual Plan of actions on realization of the Concept of integration of transport systems of Ukraine and the Russian Federation. Document signing will take place during the VII session of the Subcommittee of transport of Committee on economic cooperation of the Ukrainian-Russian interstate commission which will take place on May, 4-5th, 2010 in Bryansk (Russia). «We cannot lose cargoes anymore. We should solve any problem questions which are in the system of transport and which are hampering its development, - says Konstantin Efimenko. As he said, to use all transport capacities of both countries, it is necessary to raise cooperation level under the present projects and to stimulate new directions. It is informed that during the session in Bryansk the ministers will discuss a number of pressing questions of the Russian-Ukrainian cooperation in the field of sailing charter, railway, air, and international automobile communication. In particular, it will be discussed the questions of navigation safety in the Azov and Black seas, in Kerch strait, cooperation in navigation sphere on internal waterways, realization of joint projects in railway transportation sphere, in particular, construction of a broad-gauge railroad line on the route Koshice-Bratislava-Vienna, increase in capacities of railway-ferry communication between the ports of Crimea and Caucasus and development of highways Moscow-Kiev and Moscow-Simferopol. PortNews

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Russia removes restrictions on import of the Ukrainian pipes

On Tuesday, on April, 27th, the government of Russia will remove restrictions on import of the Ukrainian pipes. Prime minister of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has informed about it at a meeting in Sochi. "Today we will make today the decision, what the Ukrainian pipe producers are expecting a long time for: in volume of 260 thousand tons the Ukrainian pipes are going to be on sale in the Russian market", - Putin has told. Let's remind, earlier the Federal customs service of the Russian Federation informed that Russia has stopped duty-free import of Ukrainian trumpet production since April, 1st, 2010. It is connected with an absence of the validated volumes of delivery quotas. "In connection with an absence after March, 31st, 2010 of quota on delivery of pipes from Ukraine from April, 1st, 2010, validated by both parties at customs registration of the Ukrainian trumpet production it is necessary to be governed by the governmental order of Russia providing collection of antidumping duties on import of the Ukrainian pipes", - marked in the department. MDOffice

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Ukraine will increase expenses on support of internal waterways and sluices by 69 % -up to 53,6 million UAH.

Expenses for a dam within the limits of the deep-water ship channel project "Danube-Black Sea" are not provided. According to the Law of Ukraine «About the State budget of Ukraine for 2010» 53 650,1 million UAH from the state budget have been allocated on support of an exploitation-safety condition of navigable sluices and internal waterways it is allocated from the state budget of. Last year 31 658,6 million UAH was allocated for these measures, including on the construction of a dam within the limits of the deep-water ship channel project "Danube-Black Sea". Other financing in the sum 100 million UAH. on the channel’s «Danube – Black sea» further construction was carried out at the expense of SE "Delta-Pilot", according to an individual solution of the Ministry of transport and communications. The financing termination testifies that the government considers the dam as a constructed one. Maritime Business News

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The port complex of Ukraine has reduced handling up to 1 % in the I quarter

According to the State committee of statistics of Ukraine, the volume of cargo handling by the enterprises of port complex during the I quarter 2010 makes 37,513 million tons that is 0,99 % less than the last year’s index. Let's remind, year before, for the same period, decrease in volumes made 8,2 %. The stake of cargo handling by seaports for the specified period c.y. makes 37,18 million tons,-0,98 % by the similar period of the previous year (the corresponding last year’s dynamics –5,6 %). Situation improvement became the result of sea export growth (by 6 %, up to 20,53 million tons) and import (by 71,7 %, up to 4,32 million tons). At the same time, transit significant for sea ports was reduced to 20,2 %, up to 11,83 million tons). Sea cabotage has decreased even more – up to 40,8 %, to 0,49 million tons. Last year transit decreased by 14 %, cabotage - by 0,6 %. Renewal of river cargo handling highly grows. Here the falling for a quarter made only-1,3 % (to 323,8 thousand tons) whereas in January-March of the previous year river-transporters have lost 78 % of cargoes. River export makes 212 thousand tons,-4,12 % by January-March, 2009. River cabotage increased in 1,4 times, to 79,1 thousand tons, import - in 1,9 times, to 32,4 thousand. At the same time the transit component of river transfer has come to naught. RZD-PARTNER

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