Ukraine, Hutchison Ports Sign Chornomorsk Port MoU

Hutchison Ports and the Government of Ukraine has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development of Chornomorsk Port on the Black Sea.

The paper was inked by Clemence Cheng, Managing Director Hutchison Ports Europe, and Volodymyr Omelyan, the Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure during a visit by the Minister to the Port of Felixstowe.

The Minister was joined by Ukrainian Ambassador to the UK, Natalia Galibarenko.

Mr. Cheng said: “We are delighted to sign this Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Ukraine to develop container terminal facilities at Chornomorsk.”

“We have long seen the potential for growth in container business in Ukraine and look forward to working together with the Ministry of Infrastructure to realize our shared aim of developing world class port facilities to facilitate trade.” 

Chornomorsk is one of the largest ports in the Black Sea handling a range of cargo including containers, ferries, general and bulk cargoes.

Situated in the south-western region of Ukraine 20 kilometers south of Odessa, Chornomorsk has established rail connections to the capital Kiev and existing skilled workforce.

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