In Ukraine 26 seaports, 16 of which - in the Odessa, Nikolaev and Kherson areas work. The volume of processing by sea trade ports in 2007 grew by 10% - to 123,7 million tons of freights. Their income last year made 4,87 billion UAH, from which 794,6 million UAH - from port collecting.
As it became known, soon their cost will grow by 58% for vessels and 22% for cargo works. But reforms won't be limited to it - from next year the ministry plans to enter uniform port collecting, and ports will acquire the right on its basis to establish own tariffs.
About that the Ministry of transport and communication increases port collecting, told at once some participants of the market. According to them, the accord rate of collecting has to increase by 58% for vessels and for 22%, and two months later after the beginning of action of new rates - for 19%, for cargo works. Now the document is being approved with the Ministry of Justice and will come into force in ten days after its publication. In a press - service of Ministry of Transport yesterday couldn't comment on the document, having promised to make it soon.
"Increase of port collecting - a long-awaited event. It will improve financial position of ports", - the president of Association of the ports of Ukraine Vladimir Ivanov notes. In March the ministry already tried to raise tariffs, having suggested to change currency of calculations from dollar to euro, having left values of rates without changes. Thus, the real cost of collecting would grow by one and a half times. "At change of currency there would be a mass of disagreements, - the chief of the Kherson seaport Andrey Egorov speaks. - Therefore Ministry of Transport decided to leave dollar, and rates - to raise".