The Ministry of Infrastructure has proposed a 30% discount on all types of charges (excluding administrative charges) for operations involving the loading of liquid chemicals (ammonia, methanol, and urea ammonium nitrate solution) at the Yuzhny seaport (Odessa region). This initiative is contained in a draft order of the ministry, the Interfax Ukraine news agency reports.

The current procedures provide for discounts of up to 50% on all types of port charges for vessels calling at the Yuzhny port to perform operations involving loading and unloading of general and bulk cargo.

In addition, a discount of 50% on port charges (excluding administrative charges) is proposed for foreign-going passenger cruise vessels at seaports in the Danube region. According to the Administration of Seaports of Ukraine, the state-owned Odessa portside plant handles bulk chemical and liquid cargo at the Yuzhny port.

The Yuzhny port owns six transshipment complexes. Marine terminals of various ownership forms also operate in the port’s waters: the Pivdennyi marine oil terminal, the Transbunker-Yug company’s terminal for transshipment of petroleum products, the Transinvestservis company’s terminal, the Borivazh company’s specialized grain transshipment complex, the Delta Wilmar CIS company’s  complex for transshipment and processing of tropical oils, and the Risoil-Yug company’s oil transshipment complex.