Ministry of infrastructure plans in the 1st quarter of 2017 to reduce port charges
the Port charges should be gradually reduced. And the first reduction you need to hold until April 2017. This statement was made by Minister of infrastructure. Emelyan, when met with representatives of the European Business Association EVA.
Earlier he told me that after the introduction of new methods of calculation of port tariffs and fees that will be reduced by almost half. Such a methodology should be developed and implemented in November last year.
Later, the Ministry promised to provide a new method of determining fees until 19 December 2016 and predicted a decrease of 30-60%.
This would give the opportunity to reduce the cost of overload of grain in the Ukrainian ports, which is now considered one of the highest in the world. A few years ago, the price of grain transshipment in ports of Ukraine amounted to 20-22 $/ton, and due to the construction of new terminals and simplification of export requirements from the state, today it dropped to 15-18 $/ton. For comparison, the cost of transshipment of grain in us ports is 6-8 $/ton, French – 7-8 Euro/ton.