Export of Goods by Ukrainian Danube Ports Increased 3 Times

by Meifan Honcharuk
Friday, April 28, 2023
Export of Goods by Ukrainian Danube Ports Increased 3 Times

On April 27, the US ambassador to Ukraine and USAID visited the ports of the Odesa region

During the blockade of the Black sea, the Danube river took over the role of the leading export route. The main sea gates, which have been improved and re-equipped to meet current needs, are the Odesa ports of Izmail, Reni and Ust-Dunayski. Here, dredging work was done, passport characteristics of the channels were drawn up, and infrastructure for cargo transhipment was added (warehouses, laboratories, scales, mobile loaders, floating warehouses, etc.)

At the end of April, Ukraine's minister Oleksandr Kubrakov, ambassador Bridget Brink and USAID head of Ukraine James Hope discussed measures to increase the throughput of Odesa ports from pre-war 5.3 million tons to 16 million tons. This year, the Ministry of infrastructure plans to increase cargo handling to 20 million tons. This is facilitated by the restart of the railway track Basarabeasca/Moldova Berezino/Ukraine.

The minister Kubrakov reports that today this area needs about $120 million of investments. And this is an excellent opportunity for those who want to invest in their business in Ukraine.

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