Inland waterway transport is the most environmentally friendly and economical, unfortunately Ukraine uses only 10% of its river potential. The task of the NGO CNTS is to promote the development of inland waterway transport.
Why it's important
Currently, volumes across the Dnipro river make up 1/10 of the peak level of 66 million tonnes reached in the 1980s.
The volumes along the Dnipro River, which is the main route for water transport, are now about 1/10 of the peak level, ie 66 million tonnes, reached in the 1980s. Realizing the significant potential of water transport, especially for agricultural products, requires considerable financial resources from both the private and public sectors, as well as regulatory, institutional and organizational changes. In fact, the development of the water transport infrastructure is based on the need to adopt institutional changes that will ensure the systematic financing of river infrastructure and the reconstruction of the floodgates, and the task of the NGO CNTS in every way is to facilitate the approval of the necessary changes by Parliament.
adopting a bill to ensure implementation of EU directives on river transport and systematic financing of river infrastructure in Parliament
immediate repair of the floodgates and, subsequently, installation of navigation equipment to ensure guaranteed water depth and navigation safety
implementation of agreed priority projects on water transport infrastructure, which should take place in a timely and environmentally sound manner
acceleration of cargo delivery
safety and cargo insurance
setting competitive and transparent tariffs
One of the important tasks of the NGO is to promote the reform of the railway transport market in Parliament.
One of the sources of investment needed to address these issues may be private sector investment. It is appropriate to approve relevant institutional changes by Parliament, which are also part of Ukraine's commitments to the Association Agreement.
Therefore, one of the important goals of NGOs is to promote reform. liberalization of the rail market in Parliament. In the long run, efforts can be made to improve intermodal services (combining inland waterways, maritime, road, rail and air routes) and to develop integrated services for shippers that could cover the entire supply chain within Ukraine and partly also internationally.
These efforts can be supported by a network of multimodal logistics centers that have high quality rail services, handling equipment and related logistic services. Consideration should be given to increasing private sector involvement in rail freight operations in Ukraine. This may mean the provision of logistic services to consignors on a contract basis, the creation of conditions to support the activities of rolling stock operators, containers and carriers, including the private sector, involving the private sector in rolling stock repair and terminal equipment.