UKRRICHFLOT has presented its new inland waterway container service at an international conference
JSSC «Ukrrichflot»
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From May 28 until May 30, the maritime capital of Ukraine saw the Grain Forum and Maritime Days in Odessa 2015 international conference that united over 500 delegates from 25 countries. Organizations represented were the market leading companies of agricultural, maritime, river and port industries, including chartering brokers, agents, ship owners, freight forwarders, grain traders, officials from industry-specific governmental bodies and other business segments.

The first day of the conference was dedicated to the state and prospects of global and Ukrainian grain market. The key issues discussed included grain production forecasts, prospects of trade in the 2015/2016 season, the results of the agrarian reforms and work of the government, peculiarities of the companies operating in the grain market of Ukraine in light of an economic downturn and grain logistics.

The second day of the conference was of particular interest to representatives of the transport industry as it comprised three sessions, one of them being “River Logistics. The Resume of 2012-2014. Short-Term Development Prospects for 2015-2017”. During this session a comparative analysis of river logistics of the USA, Europe and Ukraine was carried out, and the participants discussed necessity of adopting international experience with a view to further developing inland waterways of Ukraine, and emphasized the significant potential of navigation on the Dnipro river.

The CEO of JSSC “UKRRICHFLOT” Dmytro Moskalenko has delivered a report titled The Dnipro river: a Growth Point in Transport Infrastructure.

Additionally, the conference included a round-table meeting dedicated to the latest development trends of container shipping in Ukraine, where the representatives of JSSC “UKRRICHFLOT” presented a new service of their company: the Dnipropetrovsk – Zaporizhia – Odessa inland waterway container line.

During the presentation the Chief Commercial Officer of JSSC “UKRRICHFLOT” Olga Fedor outlined advantages of container logistics via national inland waterways using the fleet of JSSC “UKRRICHFLOT”, as compared to railway service and road transportation.

The company offers a comprehensive logistics service on Dnipropetrovsk – Zaporizhia – Odessa axis that includes:

  • cargo storage;
  • intermodal transshipments, including grain cargoes via an elevator and grain warehouse;
  • container staffing/unstuffing;
  • customs control zone within the territory of the ports;
  • transportation to maritime ports using the company’s own fleet;
  • vessel agent services (charter).

As a part of a case-study, JSSC “UKRRICHFLOT” shared its practical experience of inland waterway container line operation with the participants of the conference by presenting a pilot project of the integrated logistics service, comprising handling and delivery of combined cargoes (containers and general cargo) in the Dnipropetrovsk river port – Odesa commercial sea port direction.

JSSC «Ukrrichflot»
Адреса: 8 Elektrykiv Str., Kyiv, 04071, Ukraine
Tel.: +38 (044) 594 57 88
Tel./fax: +38 (044) 490 66 48