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The company "Aridis" LLC carries out work on the disinfection of cereals, legumes, oilseeds and products of their processing. Provides services for the installation of recirculation systems and grain coloration in the holds of ships.

We work in all ports of Ukraine: Odessa, Chornomorsk, Yuzhny, Nikolaev, Reni, Izmail.


Our advantages:

Finding optimal solutions for fumigation;

Extensive experience in the field of disinfection;

Use of quality fumigants.


Permitting Documents:

Permission from the State Service of Ukraine on work issues. Permission No. 168.17.30

Members of the international organization "Gafta", and also have the status of "Gafta Approved Fumigator"

ISO 9001: 2015 standard (Fumigation of grain and other goods)


LLC "Aridis"

Marshal Govorov 3-a, office 74

Odessa, Ukraine, 65063

Tel .: +38 (048) 736 34 93

Tel .: +38 (067) 824 80 90

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Odesa Sea Port Authority takes part in the work of the MedCruise Committee of Experts, which is developing a strategy for the revival of cruise traffic

Today, July 15, the first meeting of the Post COVID-19 Committee of Experts, a new expert committee established under the executive directorate of the MedCruise, the International Association of Cruise Business entities, took place online. The Committee acts as a communicator between cruise companies and passenger ports in the Mediterranean and the Black Seas, monitors and analyzes the epidemiological situation in the specific coastal cities, and performs other functions aimed at resuming cruise traffic stopped by the pandemic crisis. The Post COVID-19 Committee of Experts also includes a representative of Odesa Sea Port Authority.


‘The global pandemic crisis has equally blocked the operations of absolutely all cruise companies, regardless of the region of navigation and fleet class’ Ruslan Sakhautdinov, General Manager of Odesa Sea Port Authority, stated. ‘In particular, all companies whose cruise ships were supposed to visit the port of Odesa this season, were forced to suspend the organization of sea voyages until mid-September with a possible further extension of lockdown. The cruises were suspended by Azamara Cruises (part of the Royal Caribbean Cruises holding), Phoenix Reisen, the world-famous German concern, Fred Olsen Cruise Line, the Norwegian shipping company, and so on …’


According to R. Sakhautdinov, the Committee of Experts of the MedCruise Association sees the priority steps to restore the global cruise industry in this difficult epidemiological situation in the implementation of so-called ‘health protocols on board’ on passenger ships. They provide for a number of mandatory security measures: contactless embarkation and check-in of tourists, disinfection of luggage, improvement of ventilation system onboard, compliance with certain restrictions both on board the ship and during excursions in the ports of call, etc.



Schedule of gradual recovery from the coronavirus crisis and resumption of cruise voyages between the ports of the Mediterranean and the Black Seas by the world's leading shipping lines (from the official website of the MedCruise Association -



Cruise business discusses ways out of the crisis provoked by the pandemic: Odesa port participated in the VI Black Sea Working Group Meeting

Quarantine, introduced in most European countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, raised an issue of the 2020 cruise season in the Black Sea passenger ports. The port authorities of Istanbul, Trabzon, Constanta and Varna are already receiving letters from tour operators about the cancellation of cruise ship calls scheduled for May-June. A similar situation is seen in Odesa, where 3 of 11 declared cruise vessels with a foreign flag were canceled for ship calls, as well as all 27 calls of river-sea vessels. But, despite the closed borders and international traffic, the tourism community continues the activity.


These and other facts were announced at the 6th Black Sea Working Group meeting on cruise tourism development (MedCruise Black Sea Working Group Meeting) held on May 5 as an online conference. The moderators of the conference were Airam Diaz Pastor, President of MEDCRUISE, the Association of Cruise Companies of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea Region, and Theodor Patrichi, Director of MEDCRUISE for the Black Sea Region.


The Odesa branch of Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority was represented at the conference by Denis Karpov, deputy general manager of Odesa branch of the ‘USPA’ for operational services, and Julia Strikh, deputy head of the external relations department.


During the meeting of the Working Group, the world cruise industry was noted, in particular, to be among the sectors most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Today, almost all cruise companies have suspended their work for several months. The market price of cruises daily loses value, and large shipping companies bear huge losses. The Black Sea region, where a breakthrough in the cruise shipping development was expected this year after five years of forced pause, feels the impact of the pandemic especially sharply.


Due to these circumstances, the participants of the meeting agreed to postpone the 56th General Assembly of MedCruise, which was supposed to be held at the end of May in Costa Brava (Spain). At the same time, it is still planned to hold all the main events of the General Assembly: plenary meetings, sessions of directions, negotiations with representatives of cruise lines, etc. in Skype conference format.


Besides, the agenda of the meeting was the priority of the Seatrade Cruise Med 2020 exhibition, subject to be held in mid-September in Malaga (Spain). Given the cancellation of the main world cruise industry forum this year, the global Seatrade Cruise Global 2020 (planned for April), the leading cruise market players were optimistic about an exhibition in Spain. However, the difficult epidemic in most countries of the continent, the closure of borders and the suspension of air traffic reduce the possibility to conduct this event every day too.


According to the President of MedCruise, the situation is changing almost daily and it is safe to assume that Spanish international borders will be closed until the end of summer.


Mr. Airam Diaz Pastor noted that the situation is influenced by the fact that the participation in the Seatrade Cruise Med 2020 of representatives of the leading world companies of cruise business, which have to come from the USA, Great Britain, France, Italy and Germany, was questioned. The listed countries have not yet announced the lifting of quarantine restrictions. Therefore, the Secretariat of the MedCruise Association has set itself the challenge of holding the necessary consultations with all interested parties by the end of May and deciding on the feasibility of conducting the Seatrade Cruise Med 2020 exhibition.


As a separate issue on the agenda, the participants of the VI Black Sea Working Group meeting discussed the Black Sea region situation and agreed that the Medcruise Executive Directorate, the Black Sea Working Group entities, along with representatives of other ports participating in the association will join forces to restore cruise shipping as soon as possible after quarantine cancellation.


‘An expert committee created by the Medcruise Association will implement this decision’, D.Karpov said. ‘The committee will act as a communicator between cruise companies and the passenger ports of the region. The experts will observe the quarantine situation in specific coastal cities, analyze the effectiveness of security measures undertaken by the authorities regarding the requirements of the cruise business. At first, the working conditions of service enterprises, cultural institutions, and tour services will come into their view. Thus, each member of the Black Sea Working Group will contribute to obtaining objective information on the cruise ports situation during the pandemic and at all stages of quarantine exit’


As D. Karpov further noted, the VI Black Sea Working Group meeting was held in an atmosphere of cautious optimism, facilitated by the fact that tour operators held back on announcing the cancellation of cruise programs approved for the near future. Thus, for example, today, Odesa port has 19 applications for calls of cruise ships for the next year and 10 applications for the season 2022.


The next meeting of the Black Sea Working Group is preliminarily scheduled for mid-end June this year.


Reference. Odesa Sea Port Authority initiated an international conference on the revival of the Black Sea cruise shipping in Odesa in October 2018. To solve the tasks enshrined in the resolution of the conference, a permanent working group, the Black Sea Working Group, was created, which included representatives of the passenger ports of Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria and the MedCruise Association. In 2019, Turkish ports joined this advisory body.







Dear port colleagues, business partners and friends!

I sincerely congratulate you all on Easter!


This year, we have to meet the Resurrection of Christ, not as we used to, by refusing from the traditional rite of celebration. However, the restrictions we go to are because of caring for our loved ones, the desire to secure their lives. And these noble intentions are fully in keeping with the spirit of Holy Easter, which symbolizes the beginning of a new life for the whole Christian world. So, let the part of this faith that is in your hearts support you in a difficult moment and will provide the inspiration to overcome the trials.

On the eve of one of the biggest church holidays, I wish everyone good health, peace, abundance and fulfillment of all cherished desires! Let it bring to your homes every day only good news and excitement for joy.


Keep yourselves! Christ is Risen!


General Manager                                                                                           Ruslan Sakhautdinov

Odesa sea port Authority

2020: The worries and hopes of the Black Sea cruise industry

According to all forecasts, after an almost three-year absence of ‘white ships’, 2020 was supposed to be a breakthrough in cruise shipping of the Black Sea region and, in particular, Odesa port. Preliminary applications shows that Odesa port expected 11 calls of cruise liners. However, the coronavirus pandemic has made adjustments. The first vessel MS Albatros owned by the German company Phoenix Reisen, which was supposed to call at the port of Odesa on May 4, canceled the ship call. The company suspended all operations until May 11 of this year. The second cruise company Aegean Experience Maritime Company, whose ship Aegean Odyssey planned to visit Odesa port on May 10, has to suspend all routes until the end of May.


The cruise industry is very sensitive to any political and geopolitical changes. But, no one expected the world to be gripped by a terrible infection. The cruise business was one of the first to react to this. The current situation began with a drop in demand for all types of vouchers, revision of routes by cruise companies: ship calls to the Asian region, then to Italian ports were excluded. But, these measures were not enough soon, and then the massive closure of the cruise lines began.


The Princess Cruises company was one of the first to suffer, which had to quarantine 2 vessels: the Diamond Princess liner anchored in Japan for more than 2 weeks. The whole world was anxiously watching this vessel. Then the second vessel, Grand Princess was on demurrage at the coast of California, when the first cases were revealed on board.


The Princess Cruises immediately took measures and, since March 12, completely stopped all routes for 2 months. A similar tactic was applied by other world cruise market players. For example, the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, and Azamara have ceased operations worldwide since March 13th. These world-famous cruise companies plan to resume operations on May 12, 2020. Costa Cruises cease operations around the world until April 30. Fred Olsen Cruise Line stopped all ocean cruises until May 23. Silversea Cruises plans to return no earlier than May 13; TUI Cruises canceled all cruises until May 3.


Definitely, this whole difficult situation effected the cruise business in the countries of the Black Sea region. Strict quarantine measures have been introduced at every port to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.


‘For the restore of cruise shipping on the Black Sea, in 2018-2019, Odesa Sea Port Authority conducted a tremendous amount of work. In 2018, during the 52nd General Assembly of the MedCruise Association, the OB SE ‘USPA’ initiated the creation of the Black Sea working group, which included the ports of Constanta (Romania), Varna and Burgas (Bulgaria); a joint action plan was signed, and in October 2018, the first meeting of the Black Sea Working Group was held in Odesa. Representatives of the port authority took an active part in subsequent meetings of the working group, international exhibitions of the cruise industry Seatrade, meetings of the General Assembly; many complex negotiations were held with leading players of the cruise business etc. Unfortunately, all our efforts were crossed by the coronavirus that hit the world’, Ruslan Sakhautdinov, General Manager of Odesa Sea Port Authority said.


General Manager further noted that the nearest neighbors of Odesa also got refusals for cruise ship calls to ports. So, along with Odesa Romanian port of Constanta received cancellation of cruise ship calls in May this year. The port of Varna, which was preparing to receive Aegean Odyssey in May, also became a hostage of the circumstances. The Bulgarian port expects the next calls in July. Burgas will host the only cruise ship in October. In its turn, Istanbul, which was preparing to open the largest Galataport cruise terminal on the Black Sea coast in April, plans to postpone the launch of the project. In total, the new terminal of Turkey planned to be visited by 61 cruise ships. However, their number is gradually decreasing.


To conclude on a positive note, it should be said that the German company Phoenix Reisen plans two more calls of the MS Amera ship on June 11 and September 9. We hope that these calls will take place. Besides, MS Amera was the first sign that visited the port of Odesa on October 30, 2019, after almost two years of international cruise ships absence. In addition, there is hope that on October 15, the ship Aegean Odyssey will visit the port of Odesa. Other declared vessels are expected to call at the Odesa port in July-October.


Press Service of Odesa Sea Port Authority



Odesa port moored the first tanker of this year with American oil to the berth

Today, on March 25, 2020, a tanker with 80.5 thousand tons of Bakken grade oil was delivered to the port 2H berth. According to media, on February 27, this year the vessel Minerva Kythnos (L = 249 m, the flag of Greece) was loaded at Port Neches (USA, Texas). The cargo is intended for processing at the Ukrainian enterprise, the Kremenchug refinery.


M/v Minerva Kythnos with the first batch of American oil this year was brought to the Oil Harbor in rather difficult weather conditions (northeast wind up to 10 m/s) by Alexander Shadrin - senior pilot of the PPS ‘Odessa of the branch ‘Delta-Lotsman of the SE ‘USPA’.


According to the main dispatch office of the Odesa branch of the SE ‘USPA’ (the OB SE ‘USPA’), at the end of this month, another oil tanker is expected to call with Azerbaijani oil. The Sea Jaguar vessel (L = 250 m, the flag of the Marshall Islands) with 83.7 thousand tons of Azeri Light oil was loaded last week in the Turkish port of Ceyhan.


For port workers, it is important that every batch of crude oil entering Ukraine comes to the Ukrainian refinery, this is an additional argument for maintaining the competitiveness of the domestic producer, Ruslan Sakhautdinov, General Manager of the OB SE ‘USPA’ says. ‘Ukrainian refineries process mainly raw materials mined in Ukraine. If it is not enough, the plants are additionally loaded with imported oil. In 2019, for example, shale oil was first purchased in the United States. In total, Odesa port accepted three tankers shipments of American oil with a total volume of 250 thousand tons last year. We hope that this year the volume of this particular cargo flow will not be lower than last year ...


Odesa Sea Port Authority




Labor protection training was conducted for the senior staff of Ukrainian ports at Odesa port

The commission of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine with the participation of representatives of the Main Directorate of State Labour Service of Ukraine in the Odesa region and trade unions conducted a test of knowledge of the management of a number of Ukrainian ports on labor protection at Odesa port. This event completed a week-long training course, which was carried out on the basis of the Odesa branch of SE ‘USPA’.


Training on labor protection was being held from March 2-6 under the auspices of the industry training center on sea and river transport. The classes involved leaders and officials of the Odesa, Black Sea, Belgorod-Dniester and Ust-Danube branches of SE ‘USPA’, the Main Representative Office of SE ‘USPA’, the SE ‘Odesa Port’ and the Mariupol Sea Commercial Port, 22 people in total.

Particular attention was paid to legislative innovations and European experience in the field of labor safety. The classes were conducted under the guidance of V. Urodlivchenko, the director of the industry training center, with the involvement of specialists from the Odesa and Black Sea branches of SE ‘USPA’, employees of the Main Directorate of
State Labour Service of Ukraine in the Odesa region.


Everyone who completed the training passed the exam successfully.

Odesa Sea port Authority






‘Our hearts belong to you all year long!’ Odesa sea port Authority welcomed the fair half of the team with the upcoming women's holiday (PHOTO)

Today, March 6, 2020, in the morning, activists of the Youth Organization of the enterprise met women at the port central pedestrian checkpoint and presented each a heart-shaped candy.


At 10.30, the conference hall of the main office of the Odesa branch of the State Ukrainian Sea p;orts Authority’ (the OB SE ‘USPA’), held a celebration on the occasion of International Women's Day, the 8th of March. Head of the port Authority Ruslan Sakhautdinov, Honorary President of the port, Hero of Ukraine Nikolai Pavlyuk, chairman of the Port Trade Union Vladimir Zaikov addressed kind words to the fair half of the team. A number of employees of the SEUSPA’ were given Honorary Certificates of Head of the port Authority and departmental awards for their high professionalism and conscientious performance of official duties.


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Odesa port and the Vorontsov lighthouse are officially recognized as tourist sites

February 21, the city library No.2 named after K. Paustovsky held a meeting dedicated to World Tour Guide Day. At the event, specialists of Odesa Sea Port Authority were presented a sightseeing bus tour around Odesa port and an excursion to the Vorontsov lighthouse – ‘The Lightkeeper’s Trail’, which celebrates the 10th anniversary season this year.


The Odesa tourist information center of the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Odesa City Council invited the guides of the city’s travel agencies to celebrate the professional holiday. The event was informative, allowing the guides to replenish their knowledge of the history and modernity of the city.


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Container Terminal Odessa: more than 20 million euros investments, expansion of space, technical re-equipment and a new free web service

On February 16, the SYMPHONIY SEA vessel, which arrived from the port of Fenit (Ireland), moored at berth No. 2-k of the Quarantine pier. It delivered 4 rubber-tyred RTG container cranes to Odesa port manufactured by LIEBHERR for the SE Container Terminal Odessa (CTO).


The cranes arrived disassembled, and after installation will be set up at the new warehouse area of the Quarantine pier, which is part of the 4th start-up complex. The complex, which construction began in 2018, will be equipped with six strips for storage and handling of containers with RTG rear loading cranes. The 4th launch complex is planned to be commissioned this autumn.


‘The investments for the purchase of new equipment amounted to more than 6 million euros. The need for these investments is due to the annual growth in the volume of container handling achieved by our company. The new LIEBHERR cranes have a number of technical advantages aimed at lowering operating costs, as well as being more environmentally sound due to more modern engines. This year we are acquiring two new reach stackers and a forklift’, Anastas Kokkin, general director of the subsidiary ‘CTO’ said.


According to Svetlana Yarovaia, the vice president of socio-political relations, ambassador of the municipality of Hamburg in Ukraine, the parent company HHLA has invested in its development and technical equipment since the beginning of the establishment of the stevedoring company in Odesa port.


‘For 19 years during which our company operates in Odesa port, the management of the HHLA Holding has done everything to ensure that CTO subsidiary is the leader of the Ukrainian container market. Total investments in development amounted to more than 170 million euros. The lion's share of this investment goes to the Quarantine mole project, which will ultimately fulfill our long-held dream of transshipping more than 1 million TEU annually. Our company shows how German investments work on the image of Odesa port and help strengthen the Ukrainian economy. This is a signal for potential investors that investing in our country is beneficial’, S. Yarovaya noted.


‘The SE ‘CTO’ is one of the long-standing and reliable partners of the Odesa port,’ Ruslan Sakhautdinov, General Manager of the OB SE ‘USPA’ said. ‘Our cooperation is important in any aspect. First of all, cooperation, built on a mutually beneficial basis, is fastened together by the joint implementation of Quarantine pier, one of the largest projects in the maritime industry of Ukraine. The company does not only fulfills its investment obligations but also constantly introduces the latest technologies, including IT-technologies. As a result, the investments made in the development of the SE ‘CTO’ are a real contribution to the Ukrainian economy. Replenishing the machinery park, the company increases the intensity of fleet processing and contributes to the growth of port cargo turnover. Consequently, revenues and deductions to the state budget will increase.


Being the leader of the Ukrainian container market, the SE ‘CTO’ is constantly increasing the transshipment of containers and other general cargoes. According to Igor Yarovenko, Executive Director for Commerce, for the first month of 2020, the team processed 34.023 thousand TEU, which is 25% more than in January 2019.


‘The company is constantly developing, getting technically equipped, introducing the most modern technologies. Since February 18, SE ‘CTO’ together with Odesa Sea Port Authority has been providing its customers with a new free service. For a phased transition to electronic document flow, we are introducing a high-tech web portal that provides for the preparation of electronic documents in advance for entry into the territory of Odesa port and an acceptance certificate for importing the container to the terminal. the innovation will already optimize the workflow and reduce the time for issuing motor transport with export and empty containers that go to the terminal of the SE ‘CTO’ at this stage’, I. Yarovenko informed.





Odesa port honored veterans of the war in Afghanistan and other local conflicts

February 14, on the eve of the 31st anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan, port employees were invited to the main office of Odesa Sea Port Authority - participants of the Afghan war and other local conflicts.


General Manager of Odesa Sea Port expressed deep respect to those who passed the test of the war, thanked the veterans for their active citizenship, and highly appreciated their labor input to the economy of the port and its development.


‘This memorable date, which ended the epic of the war in Afghanistan, exists for us to truly appreciate the world,’ R. Sakhautdinov noted.


A number of port employees, participants in hostilities in Afghanistan and other conflicts were presented with awards of the Ukrainian Union of Afghanistan Veterans, Certificates of honor of General Manager of Odesa Sea Port Authority. Vladimir Zaykov was also awarded the medal of the Ukrainian Union of Afghanistan Veterans ‘For Unbroken Spirit’. Thus, the full support of the veteran movement from the Trade Union of Odesa port was noted.


Odesa Sea Port Authority