The first terminal, the container terminal and the fifth terminal are to be transferred to concession. The process began before the full-scale invasion of russia, and now the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development is resuming it.
The first stage is the preparation of a feasibility study, and the next stage is a tender among those who wish to concession the Chornomorsk port terminals.
The feasibility study will be financed by the Global Infrastructure Facility, with experts and consultants provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Finance Corporation.
“The task of the future investor is to effectively manage and develop the Chornomorsk sea port terminals. What will the concession bring to the state? Ukraine will receive a concession fee and stable annual tax revenues. The private partnership will lead to significant investments, optimise transport logistics and improve the quality of services,” said Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine and Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development.
Ukraine already has experience in concessioning port infrastructure. In particular, the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development and the State Enterprise “Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority” transferred the state-owned stevedoring companies of the sea ports of Kherson and Olvia to private partners in 2021. The only obstacle to the active operation of these facilities was russia’s full-scale invasion.