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The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) is one of the largest state enterprises, which has strategic importance for the economy and security of Ukraine.

The USPA was founded in 2013 as a result of the maritime industry reform of Ukraine to manage state property in the seaports and to use it efficiently, create mechanisms to attract investments in the port infrastructure for its development and stable business performance. There are other tasks of the USPA, like maintenance of the passport depths of the ports’ water area and ensuring safety of navigation, etc.

The USPA is part of the management of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and unites Ukrainian seaports and other infrastructure objects, contributing to the development and competitiveness of each of them. The structure of the enterprise consists of the head office in Kiev and the main representative office in Odessa, Delta-pilot and Dredging fleet branches and 13 branches in the seaports of Ukraine:

Industry News

The transport sector is among Ukraine's basic sectors of economy. The transport infrastructure has an extensive railway network, a well-developed highway network, sea and river ports (terminals), airports and a wide network of air destinations, freight and customs terminals. The future of the Ukrainian state and the well-being of its people depend on the operational performance and development of these services. More
The Ministry of Infrastructure supported by “SPILNO” PPP Project Management Office moves ahead with the pilot concessions in ports Olvia and Kherson. Selection of the consultants’ consortium, comprising leading international and experienced Ukrainian companies, made a good start for the feasibility studies preparation. The consultants, backed by EBRD and IFC, began their work in March this year. The key findings of a comprehensive market analysis combined with a thorough financial, technical, environmental and legal analysis, formed a solid basis for the feasibility studies of both projects. During the meetings with potential investors, the suggestions of a wide range of domestic and international private partners were collected. Feasibility studies demonstrate that concession in Olvia port may potentially: (a) attract investments of about UAH 17.3 bln, (b) increase budget revenues up to UAH 58 bln within entire 35 years of the contract, including revenues from the concession fees up to UAH 19.5 bln. In its turn, Kherson Port over the next 30 years might: (a) get investments of about UAH 1.37 bln, (b) increase budget revenues up to UAH 14.3 bln for the entire duration of the concession contract, including revenues from concession fees up to UAH 2.8 bln. Working Groups under the Ministry of Infrastructure finalized a Conclusions on the efficiency analysis on PPP in both ports in October this year. Now we are heading to the next step — approval of the Conclusions by the Ministry of Economy to enable the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine to form the tender commission and proceed with the tender organization.
The State Service for Maritime and River Transport of Ukraine (Maritime Administration) has announced a competition for vacant positions of captains of 13 seaports of Ukraine. The relevant advertisement posted on the website of Maritime Administration. «Such an innovative management decision witness about considerable attention of acting government to the infrastructure sphere of the economy, which may and should substantially fill the state treasury,» — reported the press service of the Maritime Administration. According to the announcement, the competition will be held by the National Agency for Civil Service. «The competition is conducted (…) in accordance with the requirements established by law in relation to the professional competence of a candidate for employment on position in the civil service, assessment of his personal achievements, knowledge, skills and abilities, moral and business qualities for proper performance of official duties. And also with the principles of equal access, political impartiality, legitimacy, public trust, non-discrimination, transparency, integrity, reliability and compliance with testing methods, consistency of application of testing methods, effective and fair selection process,»- said in the statement. Deadline of filing documents — November 19, 2018. ports.com.ua
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, in accordance with the Procedure on competitive selection of candidates for the position of an independent member of the supervisory board of a state unitary enterprise and their appointment, and on competitive selection of candidates for the position of an independent member of the supervisory board of business entities, in which more than 50 percent of shares (parts) in the share capital are owned by the state, who are proposed by a state-owned company for the selection process of independent members of the supervisory board, approved by Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of March 10, 2017, No. 142, Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of September 3, 2008, No. 777 “On competitive selection of managers of business entities of the state sector of the economy” and Order of the Ministry of Infrastructure of 26 September 2018 No. 436 “On selection for the positions of independent members of the Supervisory Board of the State enterprise “Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority” hereby announces a selection for the positions of independent members of the Supervisory Board of the State enterprise “Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority”. More  
Ukrainian grain trading company Nebulon is to invest $2 billion to build new grain silos and transportation barges in Egypt’s Nile Delta region, the Egyptian supply ministry said on Sunday. The silos would be erected on two sites near the Alexandria and Damietta ports, and 20 barges would be built each with a capacity to transport 2,000 tonnes of grains along the river, the ministry said in a statement. The first phase of the investment, under a recent agreement, would begin in the next two years, it said, without elaborating. REUTERS

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The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority launches public consultations on the concept of its Corporate Strategy until 2025. The recommendations and comments on the draft Strategy will be accepted by the end of November 2019. The final version is to be endorsed by the USPA Supervisory Board and later on submitted to the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine for the final approval by the end of the year.
On October 18, 2019, accepting applications to take part in the concession tender of the “Olvia Stevedoring Company” and of selected assets of the “USPA” SE has started. The corresponding announcement was published in the “Golos Ukrainy” newspaper (the official publication of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine). The applications will be accepted until December 16, 2019. The processing of the applications to be admitted to take part in the tender will take 14 days. “The concession of the state stevedoring company in the port of Olvia is a more large-scale project than the one in the port of Kherson, which provides for not only the modernization of the available assets but also the construction of a new grain terminal. The investments to be raised within the framework of the project amount to more than USD 57 million and will support the expansion of the port facilities. This is fully in line with the Government’s agenda for the next five years towards increasing the cargo handling volumes by maritime transport, ” — Mr. Raivis Veckagans, Head of USPA, said. He noted that the tender conditions envisage consideration of each application by the Tender Board of the Ministry of Infrastructure during 14 days with the decision on whether a bidder has passed the preliminary qualification to follow. After accepting the applications stops, the bidders will have an opportunity to amend their tender bids. “With the assistance of experts from the EBRD, IFC, Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and USPA, the team of international consultants has done its best for the potential tender bidders to have access to as much information as possible via the digital room, particularly on the feasibility study for the project, the tender conditions, and requirements to the applications. Therefore, we do hope for the tender to be highly competitive”,— Mr. Raivis Veckagans added. The further progress of the concession tender looks as follows: • The applications to take part in the tender will be accepted from October 18, 2019 until December 16, 2019; • The amendments to the tender bids will be allowed from December 16, 2019 until January 20, 2020; • The assessment of the tender bids will be carried out from January 20, 2019 until January 30, 2020; • The decision on the tender winning company can be made by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine as early as the first half of February 2020 (depending on the number and quality of the bids submitted); • The tender results are supposed to be published as early as the second half of February 2020. Following that, the Ministry of Infrastructure will proceed to negotiations and signing the agreement with the tender winning company. The agreement is expected to be signed in early May 2020.
On October 8, 2019, the announcement on the start of accepting applications to take part in the concession tenders for the transfer of the assets of the state stevedoring company in the sea port of Kherson in concession was published in the “Golos Ukrainy” newspaper (the official publication of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine). The applications will be accepted until December 6, 2019. The processing of the applications to be admitted to take part in the tender will take 14 days.
Raivis Veckagans, Head of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Administration (hereinafter –USPA), is confident that the adoption of the new Law on Concession by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will help attract foreign investors to the implementation of public-private partnership projects in the port industry and improve conditions for implementing the pilot projects for state stevedoring company concessions in the ports of Olvia and Kherson.
The “Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority” SE (hereinafter – USPA) is one of the first state enterprises to have finalized the transition to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). On September 27th, 2019, Baker Tilly Ukraine LLC, which is an independent member of the Baker Tilly international network, has completed its audit and prepared an independent auditor report on the USPA’s preliminary financial statements for 2018.

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USPA CEO tells about relations with steelmakers, trends in transshipment of mining & metals products and infrastructure issues   On 30 May, Odesa will host the Ukrainian Ports Forum, organized by the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) and the Center of Transport Strategies (CTS). Ahead of the event, GMK Center decided to ask Raivis Veckagans, USPA CEO, about the Authority’s relationship with Ukrainian steelmakers, trends in transshipment of mining & metals products between seaports, problems of the port railway infrastructure and ways to solve them, and the role of steel products in the development of the port infrastructure.
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the possibility of corporatization of the USPA, respectively, the next year the state enterprise may receive new status and opportunities. Among them — simplification of attraction of loans, transparent management on a collegiate principle, introduction of world practices of property disposal, simplification of procurement procedures.
On 31 May, the Ukranian Sea Ports Authoritiy (USPA) officially joined ESPO as an observer member. We thought this would be the perfect occasion to have an interview with Mr Raivis Veckagans, CEO of USPA, to present the Ukranian port sector, as well as himself! USPA is responsible for 13 Ukrainian seaports. What is the role of USPA with regards to these ports? What are the main characteristics and challenges of USPA?

Announcements

According to the order of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine of 06.16.2014 #255 «On closure of seaports», registered in the Ministry of Justice of 06.24.2014 № 690/25467 Ukraine closes to international shipping the following seaports, which are located on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea: Yevpatoriya, Kerch, Sevastopol, Feodosia and Yalta. This document was adopted pursuant to the Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 30.4.2014 #578-p «Some issues on functioning of the sea and river transport» and in accordance with the Procedure for opening and closing the ports, approved by Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 11/7/2013 #495.

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