The supervisory board of the state-owned Ukrainian Seaports Authority (USPA) accepted Raivis Veckagans’ resignation from the post of acting head of the USPA on January 30.

The USPA’s supervisory board appointed the head of the Delta Pilot company, which is a division of the USPA, Oleksandr Holodnytskyi, as the acting head of the USPA on January 31, the CFTS portal reports. His candidacy was approved by the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers’ order No. 47-r dated 01/24/2020.

As reported earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers recently approved the appointment of Holodnytskyi as the acting head of the USPA.

Holodnytskyi has held senior positions in the Ukrainian transport industry since 2001. He held the post of deputy director for financial and economic operations at the Delta Pilot state company; the post of deputy director of Ukraine’s State Department of Sea and River Transport; the post of director of Delta Pilot (from 2005 to 2006 and from 2008 to 2013). He became the first deputy head of the USPA in June 2013 and the head of Delta Pilot in June 2014.

Veckagans became the head of the USPA in January 2017. He recently announced that he did not intend to apply to participate in the competition for the position.

As reported, Ukrainian seaports set transshipment records in 2019. The annual cargo transshipment volumes of the country’s 13 ports exceeded 160 million tons for the first time in 2019, container transshipment broke the 10-year record of 1 million TEU that year, and three seaports (Pivdennyi, Mykolaiv, and Olvia) set all-time transshipment records.