In Ukraine can remain 10 sea trade ports. It was declared by the Minister of Transport and communications Yosif Vinsky, during presentation of the "Developments of Sea Trade Port "Youzhny" till 2015." project. According to the head of department, the ministry develops new criteria of overall performance of ports which, in particular, assume that the status of port will be kept by only those enterprises which process more than 5 million t of freights a year.
"I consider that it is better to have 10 modern and effective ports, than 20, but depressive ports … Therefore I consider that the port has to have powerful management, modern infrastructure, transparent economy, potential for development. Let there are units, but it will be the powerful enterprises, all the others let become port - points. We already started this process, Dnepro - Bugsky port attached to the Nikolaev port, and Genichesky port to Berdyansk", I.Vinsky noted.
Thus, if Mintranssvyaz really enters limiting criterion for ports on cargo handling into 5 million t, the status of port will be lost by 12 of 18 MTP. According to statistical data of Mintranssvyaz following the results of 2008 volume below 5 million t have: The Berdyansk MTP - 2,6 million t, Belgorod - Dniester - 1,1 million t, Evpatoriysky - 2,05 million t, Kerch - 4,29 million t, Oktyabrsk port - 2,4 million t, Sevastopol - 392 thousand tons, Skadovsky - 1,1 million t, Ust - Danube - 226 thousand tons, Feodosiysky - 2,7 million t, Kherson - 4,2 million t, Yalta - 227 thousand tons.