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DP World acquires 51% stake in Ukrainian port

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.

Meotida dredger completes its operations at Berdyansk

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: Update

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.

QTerminals wins tender to operate Port of Olvia

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.

Ukrainian ports handled more than 1 million TEU containers in 2019

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.

Russia, Ukraine renew deal for gas transit to Europe

Russian and Ukrainian companies signed a final five-year deal safeguarding Russian gas transit to Europe via Ukraine. This came just 24 hours before the current agreement expires on Tuesday. The deal was signed after five days of talks.

First US LNG cargo for Ukraine arrives at Polish terminal

The first US LNG shipment is set to arrive in Ukraine, marking a significant step for the country’s energy independence from Russia. A ship carrying the LNG cargo destined for Ukraine arrived earlier this week at the Świnoujście, Poland LNG landing terminal in the Baltic Sea.

Russia returns seized vessels to Ukraine

On Monday, November 18th, Russia handed back the three Ukrainian naval ships it captured last year. The handover took place in the Black Sea, off the coast of Crimea and was confirmed by the two countries’ foreign ministries.

Ukraine establishes new procedures for taking ecological samples of water

As the Britannia P&I Club informs, the Government of Ukraine has now published the full text of the Regulation on Inspection, Taking Samples of Water and Conducting its Analysis and which came into force on 5 September 2019. The regulations establish the procedures to be followed when taking ballast water samples.

Ukrainian Port of Chornomorsk acquires new grain terminal

Ukrainian Port of Chornomorsk will be upgraded, receiving a new grain terminal and additional berths; A plan that costs over UAH 3 billion (USD 118.8 million). The dredging operations and the terminal construction are planned to be completed by the end of 2020. 

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