The minister of infrastructure has dismissed the Odesa port authority’s head Ihor Tkachuk and UDP’s Board Chairman Dmytro Chalyi.
The start of acceptance of applications was announced in the Holos Ukrainy newspaper.
The volume of cargo transshipment at the Chornomorsk seaport has been increasing for the past three years.
The head of the Ministry of Infrastructure said that Mitchenko had a number of issues that would be handled by law enforcement agencies.
Proposals by the MIG group will be presented to a broad range of investors at the end of October.
According to Infrastructure Minister Kryklyi, these are only the first dismissals and “heads will roll” at other state port operators.
Tenders can be submitted within 60 days.
The real effect from approval of the Regulation could be evaluated within 1-2 months – at that time we will understand whether and which exactly changes are required.
The State Stevedoring Company has handled more than 1 million cargoes per month since March, which exceeds the target and its 2018 transshipment volume.
The start of the concession tender will be announced publicly in the near future.
This is one of the key decisions aimed at regulating environmental inspections in seaports.
The Odesa seaport increased container transshipment by 9.3% to 360,417 TEU.
More than 20 companies are bidding for concession of the two ports.
The Ministry of Infrastructure has compared concession of the state-owned Pivdennyi seaport with the privatization of the Kryvorizhstal steel plant.
The previous record lasted for more than three years.
State enterprises are currently required to pay 90% of their net profits as dividends.
The plant will receive about 60 million cubic meters of gas per month under a tolling contract.
Reduction of the proportion of profits payable as dividends will free up resources for the USPA to spend on infrastructure projects of strategic importance.
The state-owned seaport handled 1.312 million tons of cargo in July.
Otherwise, it will be necessary to review the projects in which major investors are interested.