Customs officers at Ukrainian Port of Nikolayev (Mykolaiv) continue to impose significant fines on foreign-flagged vessels on the basis of inaccurate declarations of fuels, oils, stores and possessions, information by North P&I Club and local correspondents Dias & Co suggests.
Vessels calling at Ukrainian ports should expect rigorous PSC inspections and to prepare accordingly, as local consulting company Dias & Co report that they are receiving an increasing number of instructions to attend vessels undergoing PSC inspections
President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy recently commended the release of the 14 Ukrainian seafarers of Ruta tanker, which were arrested off Libya back in 2017.
A crew member of the bulker ‘Panamax Alexander’, was found dead on Sunday. The body of the Ukrainian was found by local fishermen.
The Palau international Ship Registry issued a marine notice informing all Shipowners, Operators, Deputy Registrars, and Recognized Organizations about the implementation of regulations and sanctions imposed by the United Nations that affect sea trade in Ukrainian and Crimean Waters.
Dubai-based DP World will acquire a majority 51% stake in TIS Container Terminal in the Ukrainian port of Yuzhny, boosting its position and presence in the market-leading terminal of Ukraine. Through a statement, DP World commented that the acquisition compliments the operator’s existent operations, providing tugging, pilotage and other marine services in several Ukrainian ports.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA), the hopper dredger vessel “Meotida” of Delta-pilot branch, successfully completed its operations on the field of the Berdyansk seaport approach channel. while relocated back to Mariupol.
Ballast water sampling in Ukraine has experienced many changes and updates through the years, with the last update informing that the ‘State Ecological Inspection for Protection of the Black Sea’ is closing down.
The terminal operator Qterminals announced that won a $138 million concession, in order to operate and invest in the Port of Olvia, Ukraine for the five following years. In fact, this is the second winner of the port concession during the previous week.
According to a recent statement, the Ukrainian seaports exceeded the volume of container transshipment of 1 million TEU at the end of 2019, for the first time in the last 10 years. According to the operational data of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA), one million and three and a half thousand TEU containers were handled in the ports for the whole of 2019; this is more than 18% higher than in 2018.
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