The Ministry of Infrastructure has introduced a discount of 75% on port charges for tankers with transit crude oil calling at the Yuzhny seaport. The Ukrtransnafta oil transport company’s Deputy General Director Andrii Pasishnik announced this on his Facebook page.
"The tariff committee of the Ministry of Infrastructure has granted Ukrtransnafta’s request to set economically attractive rates of port charges for oil tankers calling at the Yuzhny seaport and grant a 75% discount on port charges for tankers with transit crude oil," Pasishnik wrote.
According to him, this decision creates favorable conditions for the launch of transit of crude oil through the Odesa-Brody pipeline to refineries in the European Union.
Ukrtransnafta is the operator of the Ukrainian oil transport system. The Naftogaz of Ukraine national energy company owns 100% of the shares in the company.
As reported, agreement to resume the operation of the Odesa-Brody oil pipeline with the aim of transporting Azeri crude oil was reached during President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko’s visit to Baku. The idea of creating a Euro-Asian Oil Transport Corridor on the basis of the Ukrainian pipeline emerged in the early 1990s, but the idea has not been realized.