The Chornomorsk maritime merchandise port (Odesa region) in January 2018 increased cargo handling by 47.5% year-over-year, to 1.84 million tonnes.
According to tentative data from the Ukrainian Sea Port Authority, over the period the port boosted transshipment of export cargo by 29%, to 1.413 million tonnes, while handling of imported cargo almost doubled, to 396,700 tonnes. Transit cargo transshipment also almost doubled, to 30,300 tonnes. The port did not handle intercoastal cargo.
Transshipment of bulk cargo fell by 12.2%, to 141,000 tonnes, packaged cargo transshipment soared 3.5-fold, to 430,200 tonnes and dry cargo – grew by 38.7%, to 1.269 million tonnes.
Chornomorsk port is a universal international port, one of the largest on the Black Sea. The enterprise has specialized terminals and systems, which allow overloading a wide range of goods: liquid, bulk, general. Its 29 berths are capable of receiving ships with a carrying capacity of up to 100,000 tonnes. The annual designed capacity of the port is more than 30 million tonnes.
The port’s capacity of container handling is 1.15 million TEU. Since 2007 the port has been capable of providing the simultaneous accepting of three ocean-going container ships with a capacity of more than 5,000 TEU and a length of up to 300 meters.
The Agroliga Group (Kharkiv region) saw EUR 4.21 million in net profit in 2017, which is 11.4% more than in 2016.
According to a company report on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE), its revenue grew by 2.1%, to EUR 21.79 million.
Gross profit grew by 30.6%, to EUR 5.97 million. Operating profit rose by 33.9%, to EUR 5.2 million.
Assets increased by 40.5%, reaching almost EUR 25.6 million as of December 31, 2017.
The company plans to launch a new vegetable oil refinery in the village of Nova Vodolaha (Kharkiv region) in the first quarter of 2018. The total cost of construction and procurement of all the required components and equipment was estimated at $9 million, of which $ 6.7 million was financed using external sources.
The new refinery will have the opportunity to vary the volume of processing of raw materials from 100,000 tonnes to 170,000 tonnes without additional investment in equipment, and if small investment is attracted, the capacity can be increased up to 280,000 tonnes per year.
The refinery will also be able to reconfigure equipment for soybean and rapeseed oil refinery without additional investment in equipment.
Agroliga Group has been working in the Ukrainian market of agricultural products since 1992. Its enterprises are engaged in growing grain crops, processing sunflower seeds and dairy cattle breeding.
National energy company Ukrenergo and Hungary’s MAVIR have signed a memorandum on modernization of the 750 kV Western Ukrainian-Albertirsa interstate power line, the press service of the company has reported.
“The modernization of the interstate power line is the strengthening of reliability of existing links between the Ukrainian power grid and the power grids of continental Europe, which is important for the future synchronous operation of the Ukrainian power grid with ENTSO-E,” the press service said.
The press service said that the sides before April 1, 2018 will design and finalize a general action plan for the implementation of the project, in particular determine technical solutions for reconstruction.
MAVIR seeks to build a new 750/400 kV substation by the end of 2019 to which Western Ukrainian-Albertirsa power line will be connected.
Ukrenergo will conduct an additional transposition (changing the location of the wires of the individual phases of the power line to minimize voltage deviations in the 750 kV phases from the nominal one) of the wires and will also arrange the fiber-optic communication channel on the adjacent 220-400 kV air lines going to Hungary. The reconfiguration of the line is planned before the end of 2019.
Ukrenergo recalled that Hungary is one of the key importers of Ukrainian electricity with an annual volume of about 3 billion kWh.
Ukrenergo operates trunk and interstate power grids, as well as performs the centralized dispatching of the united energy system in the country. The company is a state-owned enterprise, it is subordinate to the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry.
Poltava Petroleum Company JV (PPC) by the end of February will start drilling well E308 in the Yelyzavetivske field (Poltava region), the company’s press service has reported.
“JV Poltava Petroleum Company (PPC) announces decision to resume its drilling program in Ukraine. According to the company’s new development strategy for 2018, drilling of the first well E308 should begin at Yelyzavetivske deposit by the end of February. Projected well depth is 3,000 meters. As of today, pre-drilling activities are underway while the tender to select a drilling operator is being finalized,” the company said.
The company said that one of the primary factors motivating the decision was the amendment adopted by the Ukrainian parliament late 2017, which reduced royalty rates for new gas wells.
The technical mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) began its work in Ukraine.
“The purpose of the mission is to discuss practical issues related to the continuation of the expanded financing program (EFF),” the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers said on Monday.
It is noted that on Monday, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman met with the mission’s head Ron van Rooden.
As reported, Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk said that IMF experts in Kyiv would provide Ukrainian authorities with recommendations on the Anti-Corruption Court.
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) has expanded its fleet with one more next generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft, becoming the 27th Boeing plane in the airline’s fleet. The Boeing 737-800 NG passenger capacity of 186 seats will be operated in a two-class cabin layout throughout the network of medium haul UIA flights and will start commercial flights as early as February this year.
The UR-PSZ aircraft made in 2009 was issued to UIA in operating leasing from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE).
“The new aircraft has been completely reconfigured in accordance with UIA standards. New armchairs in business and economy class sectors, as well as new kitchen modules have been installed. This year we plan further updating and expansion of the fleet, a gradual expansion of the network and an increase in the frequency of flights to already serviced routes. In the plans of UIA is exceeding the record level of 8 million passengers to be carried in 2018,” UIA corporate spokesperson Yevhenia Satska said.
UIA, the leading Ukrainian air carrier, was founded in 1992. It connects Ukraine with more than 80 capitals and key cities in Europe, Asia, Africa, America, the Middle East and CIS countries, and also provides connections with the routes of partner airlines to more than 3,000 cities of the world. UIA performs more than 1,100 regular flights a week.
The fleet consists of 42 airplanes of different modifications, including 27 medium range Boeing-737 NG aircraft. One of the ultimate beneficiaries of the company is businessman Ihor Kolomoisky.