The former head of the Ilyichevsk seaport (Odessa region), Hennadii Skvortsov, has been appointed as its new head. The Interfax Ukraine news agency reported this, citing the press service of the Administration of Seaports of Ukraine (ASU).

Infrastructure Minister Maksym Burbak signed the relevant order on April 23.

This order relieved Oleksii Koshelev of the post of head of the Ilyichevsk seaport by mutual consent.

Skvortsov was born in 1955. He graduated from the Odessa Maritime College in 1975 and later from the Odessa Institute of Marine Engineers. He started his career at the Ilyichevsk seaport in 1976, holding various engineering positions - from the deputy head of the warehouse to the first deputy head. He was the director of the State Department of Maritime and River Transport in 2002, the director of the state enterprise Maritime Security Agency from 2004 to 2006, the head of the Ilyichevsk seaport from 2006 to 2010, and the first deputy head of the Ilyichevsk seaport from 2010 to 2011.

The Ilyichevsk merchant seaport is a universal international port and one of the largest ports on the Black Sea. The specialized terminals and complexes operating at the port allow it to handle a wide range of goods - liquid bulk cargoes, dry bulk cargoes, and general cargoes. The port’s 29 berths are capable of receiving vessels with cargo capacities of up to 100,000 tons. The Ilyichevsk port has a design annual capacity of more than 30 million tons.

The container transshipment capacity of the port is 1.15 million TEU. The port has been capable of simultaneously receiving three ocean-going container ships with a capacity of over 5,000 TEU and a length of up to 300 meters since 2007.