Ukraine plans to resume the operations of the container terminals in the ports of Greater Odesa soon, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Interfax Ukraine news agency.

"As soon as possible, we will switch to export-import with the help of containers and container terminals, which will be operational again on the Black Sea," Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for Reconstruction and Minister of Development of Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov said at the forum "Ukraine. The Year 2024."

He said that Ukraine plans to remove some more barriers soon to allow the export of more cargo through the Ukrainian maritime corridor, primarily grain and metallurgical products.

According to him, the development of the Danube port cluster, through which 30 million tons of cargo passed last year, will also continue. He noted that the private sector built over 20 new terminals for exporting and importing various types of goods in these ports in the first two years of the war.

As previously reported, the head of the Ukrainian Seaports Authority (USPA), Yurii Lytvyn, said in January 2024 that the Ministry of Development of Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure and the Ukrainian Armed Forces of Ukraine were working together to broaden the range of cargoes currently handled by Ukrainian ports, including cargoes transported in containers and by ferry.

Earlier, the USPA said that its plans for 2024 include expanding the range of cargo handled in the ports of Greater Odesa by adding containers.