The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has approved the appointment of Oleksandr Holodnytskyi as the acting head of the state-owned Ukrainian Seaports Authority (USPA).

This was announced in a statement on the government portal, the CFTS portal reports.

Until his appointment, Holodnytskyi headed the Delta Pilot company, a division of the USPA.

He was born in Mykolaiv on September 9, 1972. He has held senior positions in the transport industry since 2001. He became the first deputy head of the USPA in June 2013. He was appointed as the head of Delta Pilot on May 30, 2014.

As reported, a competition for the post of head of the USPA was announced on the eve of Holodnytskyi’s appointment.

Before then, the USPA’s acting head Raivis Veckagans said that he did not intend to apply to participate in the competition for the position.

As the CFTS portal reported, Ukrainian seaports set cargo transshipment records in 2019, when the total annual transshipment volumes of the 13 seaports operating in the country exceeded 160 million tons for the first time. In addition, the volume of container transshipment broke the 10-year record of 1 million TEU in 2019. Three ports (the Pivdennyi, Mykolaiv, and Olvia seaports) set all-time transshipment records.