DP World will enter port “Yuzhny” by the end of this year, - Volodymyr Omelyan
One of the world's largest port operators DP World will enter port “Yuzhny” by the end of this year, Volodymyr Omelyan, the Minister of infrastructure of Ukraine, said during the meeting with representatives of P&O Maritime FZE, a subsidiary of DP World, which took place on April 18, 2017 at the Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine. Nadezhda Kaznacheeva, the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Yulia Kovaliv, Head of the office of the National Investment Council under the President of Ukraine, Daniel Bilak, Director of the Investment Promotion Office of Ukraine, Raivis Veckagans, Head of the SE “Ukrainian Seaports Authority”, Vitaly Zhukovsky, acting CEO of SE "Sea commercial port " Yuzhny " also attended the event.
During the meeting Volodymyr Omelyan stressed that the involvement such strategic investor as DP World is the opportunity for Ukraine to become a part of the global port industry and attract billions of dollars of investments to the maritime industry. "Undoubtedly, this is a chance for Ukraine. And we have to demonstrate a unified political will and do everything to ensure that the strategic investor came to Ukraine. We have to move away from planning for a year or two. For predictable and successful development we have to think strategically. And such global investor as DP World can give country the perspectives in maritime cargo transportation, attract cargo to Ukraine, create added value to the state enterprises of Maritime industry".
"I am glad that the dialogue continues and there is interest from the both sides. But happy I will be when such companies as Ryanair, DP World, Hutchison Ports, General Electric, perhaps Tesla will be in Ukraine. This is an integration of Ukraine to the international community of economically and technically developed countries", - the Minister of infrastructure of Ukraine said.
At the meeting was decided to establish a Working Group from the representatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, SE “Ukrainian Seaports Authority”, SE "Sea commercial port " Yuzhny ", Investment Promotion Office of Ukraine and office of the National Investment Council under the President of Ukraine to develop a roadmap on possible ways of investments into the port infrastructure of Ukraine with a clear definition of terms and tools.