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Odesa  >  News  >  Maritime Sector
Ministry of Transport to create a work-group to regulate the conflict between TIS and the Port of Yuzhny
Sep 04 2009, 17:29

ODESA, SEPTEMBER, 4th, 2009, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE – Ministry of Transport and Communications of Ukraine has made a decision to create a work-group to regulate the conflict between TIS and the Commercial Sea Port of Yuzhny, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.

The agency was informed about it today 4 September at the press-service of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Ukraine.

According to their press-service, today 4 September the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Ukraine held a sitting to consider the issue of mooring the vessel carrying the equipment for TIS at berths No 21 and 22, located in the water area of the Port of Yuzhny. Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Vasiliy Shevchenko headed a meeting with participation of the major officials of the maritime complex of Ukraine.

During this meeting the ways out of the situation around the vessel having arrived to Ukraine were discussed.

They added at the press-service, the result of the meeting was the compromise decision: to work out a one-time technological scheme of mooring the vessel to be able to discharge the equipment, coordinated with the port of Yuzhny without including it into the Obligatory Regulations. In addition they decided to create a work-group headed by First Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications of Ukraine Vasiliy Shevchenko. The first sitting of the work-group is to be held next week, and until 5 October the problem is to be solved.

INFORMATION: The Commercial Sea Port of Yuzhny is situated in the North-West area of the Black Sea, on the ice-free Adzhalykskiy Liman and is a cargo operation turnover leader (20 million 698 thousand 600 tons in 2005). Main transportation directions: the Black Sea and the Mediterranean basins, the USA, Latin America, Middle East, South-Eastern Asia. All cargo, storage and auxiliary operations are carried out in the port. There work specialized complexes in the port for operation of mineral fertilizers, liquid chemicals, export overload berths for general and bulk cargoes.

Transivestservice (TIS) is Ukraine’s largest terminal for bulk cargoes and is a transit gate to a greater part of south-east Russia and neighbour countries. It has a strategic location in relation to the Ukrainian hinterland. It is situated at the Adzhalykskiy Liman- 40 km south from the City of Odesa. The terminal is the gateway to the World market of 450 million consumers of grains, fertilizers, coals, ores, etc. More than 50 scheduled services link TIS with over 1000 ports worldwide. The company’s throughput in 2005 amounted to 5,3 million tones. TIS is situated directly on the Black Sea. It is the deepest terminal of Ukraine, so the largest ocean-going vessels have unrestricted access around the clock, seven days a week. The port has a depth of 14 metres (47 feet) and never freezes. The terminal is most famous for rapid turnaround times. A lot of auxiliary services are provided too Due to the size of the operations, the terminal offers significant advantages of scale. TIS is investing all the time to attract new cargoes, expand and improve its service.

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