Infrastructure Minister Andrii Pyvovarskyi invited local businesses to invest in Ukrainian ports during a working visit to Sweden on 18 September, the press service of the ministry announced.
"Ukrainian ports have significant prospects of attracting transit cargo. We invite Swedish companies to build berths at seaports, share technology, implement construction investment projects in ports, and organize maritime transport safety," Pyvovarskyi said.
In this context, he said that Ukraine is currently capable of exporting a maximum of 36 million tons of grain through seaports per year. In the 2014/2015 marketing year, 34.8 million tons were exported.
In addition, Pyvovarskyi said that Ukraine is currently on a course toward legislative regulation of ownership issues in the port industry and that it plans to launch privatization of state stevedores.
The minister participated in the conference "Ukraine's Privatization Program: the Strategic Priorities for the New Ukraine and Opportunities for Development of Swedish Businesses," which was held in Stockholm. Participants in the event discussed reform of the rail sector of Ukraine's economy.