The state-owned Mariupol commercial seaport intends to implement a project for construction of a container terminal in its second cargo area. This is stated in the competition presentation by Oleksandr Oliinyk, who won the competition for the post of director of the Mariupol seaport.

Funds from private investors are expected to be used to finance construction of the container terminal. The period of implementation of the hypothetical project was not stated.

According to the presentation, the technology for loading grain cargoes onto ships will be used at the container terminal. Oliinyk intends to introduce this technology with the aim of attracting cargo flows. Grain and food cargoes will be loaded with the help of special self-unloading 20-foot containers.

As the CFTS portal previously reported, the Mariupol seaport planned to build a new grain terminal, reorient its general-cargo warehouse toward agricultural cargoes, and build facilities for storage and pumping of oil.

The seaport’s executives previously estimated the amount of necessary investment in construction of a grain terminal with annual capacity of 2 million tons at UAH 800 million, but the presentation estimated the figure at UAH 910 million. Construction of the first phase of the terminal will require investment of UAH 439.4 million.

The project for construction of facilities for storage and pumping of oil will require investment of UAH 260 million, out of which the Mariupol seaport will provide UAH 26 million.