Ukraine: Kiev, Odessa Host Antwerp Port Delegation
In collaboration with VOKA (Antwerp-Waasland chamber of commerce) the Antwerp port community organised a mission to the Ukrainian cities of Kiev and Odessa.
Odessa Port Authority presented current developments in its port and gave details about planned infrastructure projects.
A collaboration agreement was signed by the ports of Antwerp and Odessa in 2009.
Ukraine is strategically located between Europe and Asia. It offers a large local consumer market and has important reserves of raw materials. Flemish exports to Ukraine in 2010 were worth 445 million euros, an increase of 30% compared with the previous year.
Important sectors include among others transport equipment, plastics, rubber, textiles, mineral products, machinery and electrical equipment.
Dredging Today Staff, June 7, 2012;