Hutchinson Ports, one of the world’s leading port operators has got closer to entering the Ukrainian market. On 4 January a commission of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine has accepted the corporation’s application for the lease of wharfs 1-6 of the Chornomorsk seaport.
A tender organized by the State Property Fund of Ukraine will be the next step Hutchinson Ports needs to complete before it manages to rent the wharfs. The Ministry of Infrastructure’s press-service told this, LIGA.net reports.
“In 2018, the world’s largest operator of container terminals is very likely to begin work in Ukraine. This will be the company’s first asset in the Black Sea region. I am glad that the Ministry of Infrastructure’s team managed to convince this international giant to enter the market. This enables Ukraine to lead the global maritime industry, integrate in the global logistics routes, new high-tech jobs, transparent business operations and investment”, - Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan wrote on Facebook.
As reported earlier, P&O Maritime, a subsidiary of the world’s leading port operator DP World Group has already begun operation in the Yuzhny seaport through an acquisition of a Ukrainian towing company.