Increase logistical efficiency of Ukrainian seaports
Logistics costs for grain transportation are approximately 40% higher than the costs for similar services in France and Germany, and are 30% higher than the costs in the United States.
Farmers in Ukraine receive a smaller share of world market prices and cover inefficient logistics costs of $ 600 million to $ 1,600 million annually.
Grain is the main export product that is loaded / unloaded in ports. Logistics costs for transportation of grain - a key Ukrainian export commodity - from agricultural enterprises to Black Sea ports are approximately 40% higher than the costs of similar services in France and Germany, and are 30% higher than the costs in the United States. As a result, farmers in Ukraine receive a smaller share of global market prices and cover the costs of inefficient logistics, which, according to various estimates, result in a loss of revenues of $ 600 million to $ 1,600 million annually.
Key short- and medium-term measures to improve logistical efficiency of Ukrainian seaports:
(except, for example, full integration of single window procedures at customs)
introduction of a methodology for calculating port charges, taking into account the revision of their size in accordance with the structure and directions of cargo flows in order to develop competition, ensuring the attractiveness of seaports for users of transport services, creating a guaranteed source of compensation for port costs for the development of port infrastructure
stimulating target pricing to increase the value of intermodal container shipping and value added logistics
implementation of flexible tariff policy with the purpose of increasing transit freight traffic, application of flexible through tariffs for services in seaports together with other modes of transport for the purpose of participation in international transport routes
implementation of the provisions of Council Regulation 2017/352 of 15 February 2017 laying down the legal framework for the provision of port services and the general rules for the financial transparency of ports
promotion of free competition in the market of cargo handling services, tow fleet, bunkering, mooring, passenger service, ship waste and cargo residues, dredging operations
Almost 75% of Ukraine's population is supplied with drinking water from the surface waters of the Dnipro
In Ukraine, almost 80% of the population is provided with drinking water from surface sources, in particular, almost 75% - from the Dnipro river. Therefore, the quality of surface water is extremely important for every Ukrainian.
Priority Measures for Ensuring Ecological Safety of Water Resources:
establishment of a modern high-tech water quality monitoring system in seaports and inland waterways
ensuring a transparent system of environmental control over operators that eliminates the human factor as much as possible
increasing the level of liability for environmental pollution for operators
development and implementation of a plan for efficient use of water resources
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