On January 26 in Ministry of Transport board meeting at which the results of activity of branch for the past year were summed up took place and prospects of its development on 2009 are planned.
Last year the enterprises of sea transport showed positive dynamics of development. The general goods turnover of the ports of Ukraine made more than 132 million tons of freights. NMTP entered the four of ports which managed to reach the highest level of goods turnover for all history of the existence - 9 million 254 thousand tons. is 22% more, than in 2007. About it reports a press - службв the Nikolaev sea trade port.
In the come year, according to the Minister of Transport and I.Vinsky's communication, sea branch reforming waits: "The enterprises of sea and river branch have to develop by integration is will provide elimination of unprofitable activity", - Iosif Vinsky noted.
Attraction of investments into ports will be promoted by the order approved by Cabinet of Ministers "Strategy of development of seaports of Ukraine for the period till 2015". The Law of Ukraine "About seaports" prepares for acceptance. According to the draft of this law, the control system in seaports will be reformed: two administrations sea and state are created.
"In 2009, despite difficult economic conditions, it is necessary to continue reforming of branch and not to reduce the rates of the economic growth put last year. " - the Minister of Transport and communications I.Vinsky declared.