The world’s leading port operator, Hutchison Ports, has begun a technical analysis of the Chornomorsk port’s capacity, particularly its berths.
Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of infrastructure Nadia Kaznacheeva announced this to the CFTS portal.
"Today, Hutchison began a technical analysis of the capacity of the Chornomorsk port and infrastructure to determine where it would be interested in investing. For now, it is only considering the areas behind the port’s berths Nos. 1-6," Kaznacheeva said.
According to her, a technical team will complete its work at the port by the end of this week. After that, the two sides plan to begin considering the legal procedures for cooperation and their next steps.
As the CFTS portal reported, Ukraine’s Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelian recently held talks with the executive director of Hutchison Ports. They discussed the possibility of attracting the world's largest port operator to work in Ukraine and possible participation of Hutchison Ports in expansion of the Chornomorsk port’s infrastructure, particularly development and management of container terminals.