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The Ukrainian and Polish railways will simplify cargo transportation through the border crossing"Izov" from the Black Sea ports

The state administration of a railway transportation of "Ukrzaliznytsja" offers «Polish railways» PKP LHS (Poland) to set through rates on transportation of iron ore, coal, 20 and 40-foot containers by rail through the border crossing "Izov" (Volynsk region) from ports of the Black Sea. It was informed about it in the press release of "Ukrzaliznytsya". According to the message, PKP LHS (Volynsk region) is interested in the organisation of cargo transportation from Russia through Belarus by border crossing "Kovel-Isov". The Polish company also intends to carry out logistical and marketing calculations to determine the level of through tariffs by territory of Poland in the near future. PKP LHS (Poland) is the operator of a cargo railroad line from the borders of the former Soviet Union to the logistical centre in Slavkuv (Poland).


There is the Council on navigation safety created in the marine branch

Ukraine initiated creation of the new authority in the field navigation safety – Council on navigation safety. The new authority is created on the base of the profile department - State administration of sea and river transport of Ukraine, the basic state enterprises which are responsible for navigation safety– SE "Delta-pilot", SE «Agency of sea safety», SE sea telecommunications "Morkom", SE «Sea salvage and rescue service», State fleet inspection of Ukraine. Heads of the mentioned enterprises were the part of the Council management. As specifies in the Ministry of transport and communications, the primary aims of the Council is a stating of recommendations to the ministry regarding answering the international contracts demands in the field of navigation safety. Powers of the new authority will be applied to vessels, navigable companies and sea and river ports. According to the ministry, the Council acquires the recommendatory right in the sphere of formation and perfection of a strategy of sea and river transport development (including development programs, plans, and also concrete projects of the enterprises). «The Council will be focused on increasing of the efficiency of the state control and supervision and sea safety», - declares the Ministry of transport and communications, making comments on the project. RZD-PARTNER


"Ukrferry" notes an increase in cargo turnover

Cargo turnover of the navigable company "Ukrferry" has exceeded indexes of 2009 by 10-12 % for the first months 2010, informs director of the company for marketing and development R.Morgenstern. The representative of "Ukrferry" has expressed confidence that goods traffics in 2010 will be increasing in all directions. Thus in a greater degree, according to R.Morgenstern, it is need to develop the lines, connecting Ukraine with Georgia, the line Kerch-Poti/Batumi which has been launched last year, considerably increasing, and also the Turkish direction - Ilyichevsk - Derindge. Also according to the director for development, the possibility of launching of other lines it considers, in particular - an output to the Mediterranean Sea. But there should be "steady market conditions" for this purpose. The navigable company while will carry out passenger transportations by ferry - from Ilyichevsk to Poti/Batumi by passenger-and-freight ferry "Greifswald". "Caledonia" will operate on the Istanbul direction. "Yuzhnaya Palmira" it is not going to be used on the Istanbul voyages this year. As has explained R.Morgenstern, the volume of passenger traffic on the given direction is not enough big to put such a large vessel. In order to provide profitability of a passenger-and-freight vessel its loading should be 60-70 %. Mid-annual loading of "Yuzhnaya Palmira" makes an order of 30 %. Therefore the given vessel will operate in other regions. most-odessa



On March, 26th to the dock of №2 of shipyard Ukraine of Odesa port dry-cargo ship ROUEN (flag of Sierra Leone, length of 114 m, deadweight of 3294) has been docked.

According to chief of the production department of the shipyard Alexander Voloshchuk, it is planned to execute the next types of work: replacement of hull structures, deck machinery, hatchway covers, reinstating of outboard fittings, propeller-rudder system, cleaning and case painting. The shipyard of the Odesa port has a wide experience of ship repair of this type (the steamship ROUEN, named Volgo-Balt 157 in the past).

The dry-cargo ship ROUEN is the first vessel of the foreign customer which has been docked since January, 6th when repair of steamship AVILA STAR was finished. Such a long break has been caused by the crisis the market of a ship repair and the increasing competition. However workers of the shipyard hope that this stage is over now. The idle time has been used for modernization of production capacities.

V.VOLYANSKY, newspaper «Odesa port worker».



The first liner of the cruise season-2010 in Odesa: liner MELODY (204,7 m, flag of Panama) has been moored at 7.00 at 18 berth of the passenger terminal of Odesa port. Vessel mooring was carried out by 2 modern tow-boats of SE "OCSP", 2009 year of construction "Bulat" and "Patriot".

1205 tourists citizens of Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands have stepped down ashore the hospitable Odesa coast. The tour operator «Eugeniya Travel» has provided the guests with 13 buses for a sightseeing city tour.

In total for this season, according to head of marine station Nikolay Makovetsky, 75 demands for calling of foreign cruise steam-ships and 60 for calling of the "river-sea" type vessels have been got. Remarkable feature of the season 9 demands for daily moorage (for comparison: in 2009 it was 5, in 2008 2), 27 visits of "thousand"-liners over 200 m in length, including, 2 calls of vessels over 290 in length. It is COSTA MEDITERRANEA (292,5 m, flag of Italy) in June, and QUEEN VICTORIA (294 m, flag of Great Britain) in September.

N.STEPANOVA, «Odesa port worker» newspaper.



On April, 2-d the cruise liner MELODY (204,7 m, flag of Panama) will launch the spring-and-summer navigation of passenger ships 2010 in Odesa.

The liner will arrive at 7:00 from Yalta and after 5 and a half hours will head for Sevastopol. During a half-day of stay in our city about 1200 tourists from Great Britain, Germany, France and other European countries will get acquainted with sights of the Black Sea Pearl via bus excursion (15 cars have been ordered) or a pedestrian walk. Tourist agency «Eugenia Travel» hosts and serves the guests.

This year it is planning 4 more visits of the steamship MELODY to Odesa: on April, 13th, on May, 27th, on July, 10th and on August, 23rd. The liner belongs to cruise company MSC Cruises which is the part of the Italian holding Mediterranean Shipping Company. It is interesting that the well-known actress Sophie Loren is the godmother of at least eight vessels of the named company.

N.STEPANOVA, «Odesa port worker» newspaper.


State Comittee of veterinary medicine had forbidden import of meat and raw materials from the territory of the Russian Federation

The state committee of veterinary medicine of Ukraine from March, 30th 2010 has forbidden import of pigs, products and raw materials from them from territory of the Russian Federation, informs the committee press-service. The interdiction is a consequence of the information given by the International epizootic bureau about registered classical swine fever in the administrative territory of Volgograd, Saratov and Voronezh regions in the Russian Federation. RBC-Ukraine


There is a new container line in the Ukrainian market

In the middle of the month in Ilichevsk sea port the first vessel with cargoes of the new in the Ukrainian market container line ANL, which successfully joined in 2009 the European market and the countries of the Near East as competitive service from the Southern-Eat-Asia. ANL will be in Ukraine "under the wing" of the line CMA-CGM using its vessels. However, rates on freight promise to be much more attractive at the corresponding quality, which is the prerogative of CMA-CGM. On each vessel of CMA-CGM, coming to the Black sea, it is planned to load up to 300 TEU in the area of ANL. A circular route of service in the area of ANL is the next: Dalian—Tianjin—Pusan—Shanghai—Ningbo—Taipei—Chiwan—Yantian—Port Klang) – Port-Said-Damietta-Izmit-Konstantsa-Ilichevsk-Odesa-Damietta-Port-Said-Port-Klang-Daljan. 11 ships are involved in the weekly service MED 3. Time of circular voyage— 77 days.


Ukraine expects the answer from Romania to the offer on joint ecological monitoring of the Danube delta

Deputy minister of surrounding environment of Ukraine Dmitry Gursky informed about it from Bruxelles. "The Romanian site has apprehended a research-and-production program which was offered by the Ukrainian site, it has worked, made the remarks then the meeting of experts took place, and now we expect a final position of the Romanian site to dot one's "i's" and to begin such monitoring", - he has told. "It would be final and good, if in this commission on joint monitoring there were independent European experts", - the deputy minister has added. D.Gursky has reminded that Ukraine sounded such offer even in the autumn 2009 during the session of the Committee of high level between ministers of ecology of two countries within the limits of the presidential Ukrainian-Romanian commission. According to D.Gursky, in January of this year the Ukrainian party has directed the Committee a report on implementation to Convention ESPOO (Conventions of the United Nations on an estimation of influence on environment in a transboundary context) about performance of all necessary measures. «It is all, we have executed all procedures regulated by Convention ESPOO», - D.Gursky has told. In April, 2008 The Implementation committee of Convention ESPOO suggested to recognize infringement by Ukraine of positions of articles 2, 3 and 4 of Convention at channel building «Danube – the Black sea» in the mouth Bistroye. In particular, the committee has come to conclusion that Ukraine has not given enough information to the Romanian site, concerning the project on mouth deepening and has not given possibility of the Romanian public to take part in an estimation of consequences of this project for an environment. Romania accused Ukraine of infringement of international law norms at channel building "Danube – the Black sea" since 2004 when Ukraine began renewal of activity of the channel in the mouth Bistroye. Romania tried to prove ecological danger of works which were carried out by Ukraine on deepening of the navigable course, involving the Eurocommission in it. Information. On May, 12th, 2004 the Cabinet made a decision on building of the 3,5-kilometre deep-water channel "Danube – the Black sea" in the Ukrainian part of the Danube mouth Bistroye. On August, 26th, 2004 in the Odesa region a solemn opening of a first stage of this channel took place. Trans Port



Thus, as of March, 26, 2010 the cargo handling plan for the first quarter is executed by 101 %, including 102 % performance on dry cargoes and 100 % on bulk ones.

In total by results of the first quarter 2010 cargo handling at the level of 6870 thousand tons is expected, which will make 107 % to the plan of the first quarter.




The largest ship party in March was shipped last week by dockers of "Metalsukraine". From the berth № 7 in holds of the bulker VOC DAISI (flag of Panama) 40 thousand tons of export slabs has been sold by appointment to India. The vessel processing was carried out by three lines with the use of one portal crane "Condor" and two "Mark-45".

Average intensity of loading was about 20 thousand tons daily. Till the end of the month it is expected another heavy-tonnage vessel for loading of 30 thousand tons of grain. As a whole, the cargo turnover of March in the administration of the stevedoring company is predicted at the level of 150 thousand tons, that exceeds the result of February by 10 thousand tons.

«Odesskiy portovik»