International consultants invited by the Ministry of Infrastructure are proposing that Ukraine consider the possibility of the cluster system for development of ports. Today, one can speak not only about the fact that many ports in Europe and the world have chosen this route, but also about the fact that clustering, along with inter-modality and containerization, has become the irrevocable global trend in maritime trade. Maria Mikhailenko, a principal with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, talks about whether such a scenario is possible in Ukraine and its possible benefits.
The commercial director of Wizz Air Ukraine discusses liberalization of the aviation market with Europe, the advantages of low-cost airlines, and the concept of a flagship carrier in an exclusive column for CTS.
In an exclusive column for the CTS, the president of Ukraine International Airlines, which is the largest airline company in Ukraine, argues that accession of Ukraine to the European Common Aviation Area is premature and justifies the concept for a flagship carrier.
Following the adoption of the Law on Seaports, which has opened up new opportunities for investment in the maritime industry, the Ministry of Infrastructure is drafting proposals to potential investors on concession contracts for operation of several port facilities. What are prospective investors ready to offer to the Odesa seaport?
Mark Magaletsky oversees the EBRD’s operations in the transportation, municipal infrastructure, energy, and natural resource sectors in Ukraine (which account for 56 projects worth a total of more than USD 2.5 billion), as well as policy dialogue with central and local government agencies. With 14% of the disbursed funds, the transport sector is presently is the largest of the bank's credit projects in the real sector of the Ukrainian economy.