After two months of planning the passage of ships through the Sulina estuary into the River Danube, the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure and the Ukrainian Seaports Authority (USPA) have decided to switch from daily planning to weekly planning.

The USPA announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

According to the statement, the weekly plan will be sent to the Lower Danube Administration at the end of the preceding week and published on the USPA’s official website.

"The basis for the plan is the plans of port operators, which directly perform cargo transshipment and approve the final plan. Planning will thus become more transparent and predictable. No changes will be made to the plan during the course of a week," the statement said.

In addition to the weekly plan, daily information containing an up-to-date list of vessels in the Sulina roadstead; the Lower Danube River Administration’s daily plans for the passage of vessels through the Sulina canal; a daily report on the passage of ships through the canal. A weekly report on the implementation of the weekly plan by the Romanian authorities will be published on the USPA’s website.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure and the USPA will constantly analyze the implementation of the plan and call on the Romanian authorities to comply with it and increase the number of daily passage of vessels to Ukrainian ports.