Ukraine's Danube ports have become an integral part of the new logistics strategy. Over 11 months, transshipment at these ports totalled 31 million tonnes, which is an absolute record. This was announced by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal during a Government session on 22 December.
"Total investments in the infrastructure of the Danube ports have already amounted to about USD 100 million. We have opened 23 new cargo transshipment terminals at the expense of private investment," the Prime Minister emphasized.
According to the Prime Minister, this year Ukraine has finally closed a 20-year conflict case with Romania on the implementation of the requirements of the Espoo Convention during the construction of the Danube-Black Sea Canal. According to him, this story had a negative impact on European integration and the development of infrastructure projects.
"We have taken a systematic approach to this issue, fulfilled our European integration commitments and unblocked the development of infrastructure in the Danube region - both for Romania and Ukraine," said Denys Shmyhal.
The Head of Government also noted the success of the new Ukrainian corridor through the Black Sea, which exported 10 million tonnes of cargo. The ports of Greater Odesa have received more than 330 new vessels for loading, and about 80 more are preparing to receive them in the near future.
Denys Shmyhal noted that Ukraine had expanded the range of cargoes: "These are not only the products of Ukrainian farmers, but other goods as well."