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VI International Conference “Freight traffic on Dnipro River. Cargo flow, infrastructure, investment”

26/ 08/ 2021
  Date: October 5, 2021 Venue: Premier Palace Hotel, 5-7/29, T. Shevchenka Blvd/ Pushkinska Str., Kyiv 01004, Ukraine Contacts: + 38 (056) 370 18 32, conference@promgruz.com We are delighted to invite you to take part in the VI International Conference “Freight traffic on Dnipro River. Cargo flow, infrastructure, investment”. The event will take place at the Premier Palace Hotel in Kyiv, Ukraine on October 5, 2021. The conference is hosted by the www.promgruz.com Information Service and the ISM Information Service. The Dnipro freight market is on the verge of drastic changes these days. Market insiders are looking forward to the law of Ukraine on inland water transport adopted back in December 2020 to come into force soon, expecting it to give rise to reforms on the Dnipro. What should market participants be ready for? Can the long-awaited law trigger favorable shifts in river traffic? Will Ukrainian shipowners get under additional pressure over implementation of the river legislation? Is shortage of transshipment capacities on the Dnipro a fact or a fake? The VI International Conference “Freight traffic on Dnipro River. Cargo flow, infrastructure, investment” is going to answer all these questions and many others, too. In six years, the conference has become a popular location for annual meeting of key players of the Dnipro river freight market, such as representatives of government entities, authorities of river ports and transshipment complexes, shipowners, freight brokers, producers, exporters, investors, forwarders, agents, and surveyors. The registration form can be filled out online. Preliminary program: Fleet and shipbuilding: Current situation on the small-tonnage freight market of the Azov-Black Sea basin. Condition of the Ukrainian fleet. Prospects for stepping up the cargo transportation by sea- river vessels along the Dnipro. Opening the Dnipro for ships flying a foreign flag: a discrimination against Ukrainian shipping companies or an efficient push for healthy competition and market improvements? Future of export river traffic amid galloping freight rates for sea-going small-tonnage vessels. Growing supply of open vessels on the Dnipro: is larger import to Ukraine capable of boosting the competitiveness of export traffic by river? Estimated demand for and projected building of river vessels. Overview of Ukrainian shipyards’ capacities. Are domestic shipyards able to meet the growing demand? Funding of ship building. International instruments aimed at financing the shipbuilding projects. Introduction of concessional lending to spur shipbuilding at Ukrainian facilities. EU and US experience in the field of government support of shipbuilders. Matching with Ukrainian realities. Bringing Ukrainian rules of inland waterways navigation in line with European legislation. Cargo flows: Will a twofold hike in export prices of finished steel products, semi-finished products and scrap become a huge driver of shipments from river ports? A record harvest of grain crops in Ukraine as a gateway to booming growth of grain transportation along the Dnipro. Is it possible to resume container traffic along the Dnipro given exceedingly strong world demand for container shipments? Feasibility of launching a feeder container line from the Dnipro to Turkish container ports in the face of long queues for loading in Big Odessa. Will construction cargoes persist with the positive dynamics of recent years? The factors influencing the market. Steps to brisker traffic of mineral fertilizers. Infrastructure problems. Advantages of river transportation of vegetable oil. Improved technologies for handling of oil cargoes in river ports. Potential growth in river transportation of transit and imported oil products. Transit: when is Dnipro going to see ships carrying Belarusian cargoes? What cargoes can shipowners look forward to? Infrastructure: Existing capacities, projected construction and expansion of new transshipment facilities. Is the present port infrastructure capable of meeting the growing demand? Modernization of the Dnipro cascade locks, ways to heavier throughput capacity. Updated rules for ships passing the locks. Dredging plans for Dnipro and Pripyat Rivers from 2021 until 2023. Development of mouth ports-hubs and road transshipment. Innovative technologies for support and safety navigation. Refinement of inland waterways and transport infrastructure of the Republic of Belarus. Major investment projects. Economy: Establishment of an inland waterways fund: potential resources, goals and objects the funds to be allocated to. Arrangement of the work of a state-run company dealing with maintenance of inland waterways: role-sharing between newly established and going enterprises. Want of a list of inland waterway infrastructure facilities and a cargo flow statistic database. Preconditions of attracting private investment in river transport. Indemnification for a business investing in strategic infrastructure. River information service reforms. Future development of the Dnipro-Danube-Black Sea corridor. Integration of the Dnipro into the European water transport system. Scope for the restoration of the E-40 waterway on the Dnipro-Vistula section. The registration form can be filled out online. 15% discount from the total value for members of European Business Association* * - when filling out the registration form, EBA should be indicated in gap “On the recommendation of“  For more details about participation in the conference please contact Anastasia Matveyeva tel./fax: +38 056 370 18 32 ext. 262, mob.: +38 (067) 811 36 46, e-mail: a.matveyeva@promgruz.com

Date: October 5, 2021

Venue: Premier Palace Hotel, 5-7/29, T. Shevchenka Blvd/ Pushkinska Str., Kyiv 01004, Ukraine

Contacts: + 38 (056) 370 18 32, conference@promgruz.com

We are delighted to invite you to take part in the VI International Conference “Freight traffic on Dnipro River. Cargo flow, infrastructure, investment”. The event will take place at the Premier Palace Hotel in Kyiv, Ukraine on October 5, 2021.

The conference is hosted by the www.promgruz.com Information Service and the ISM Information Service.

The Dnipro freight market is on the verge of drastic changes these days. Market insiders are looking forward to the law of Ukraine on inland water transport adopted back in December 2020 to come into force soon, expecting it to give rise to reforms on the Dnipro. What should market participants be ready for? Can the long-awaited law trigger favorable shifts in river traffic? Will Ukrainian shipowners get under additional pressure over implementation of the river legislation? Is shortage of transshipment capacities on the Dnipro a fact or a fake? The VI International Conference “Freight traffic on Dnipro River. Cargo flow, infrastructure, investment” is going to answer all these questions and many others, too.

In six years, the conference has become a popular location for annual meeting of key players of the Dnipro river freight market, such as representatives of government entities, authorities of river ports and transshipment complexes, shipowners, freight brokers, producers, exporters, investors, forwarders, agents, and surveyors.

The registration form can be filled out online.

Preliminary program:

Fleet and shipbuilding:

  • Current situation on the small-tonnage freight market of the Azov-Black Sea basin. Condition of the Ukrainian fleet.
  • Prospects for stepping up the cargo transportation by sea- river vessels along the Dnipro.
  • Opening the Dnipro for ships flying a foreign flag: a discrimination against Ukrainian shipping companies or an efficient push for healthy competition and market improvements?
  • Future of export river traffic amid galloping freight rates for sea-going small-tonnage vessels.
  • Growing supply of open vessels on the Dnipro: is larger import to Ukraine capable of boosting the competitiveness of export traffic by river?
  • Estimated demand for and projected building of river vessels.
  • Overview of Ukrainian shipyards’ capacities. Are domestic shipyards able to meet the growing demand?
  • Funding of ship building. International instruments aimed at financing the shipbuilding projects. Introduction of concessional lending to spur shipbuilding at Ukrainian facilities.
  • EU and US experience in the field of government support of shipbuilders. Matching with Ukrainian realities.
  • Bringing Ukrainian rules of inland waterways navigation in line with European legislation.

Cargo flows:

  • Will a twofold hike in export prices of finished steel products, semi-finished products and scrap become a huge driver of shipments from river ports?
  • A record harvest of grain crops in Ukraine as a gateway to booming growth of grain transportation along the Dnipro.
  • Is it possible to resume container traffic along the Dnipro given exceedingly strong world demand for container shipments? Feasibility of launching a feeder container line from the Dnipro to Turkish container ports in the face of long queues for loading in Big Odessa.
  • Will construction cargoes persist with the positive dynamics of recent years? The factors influencing the market.
  • Steps to brisker traffic of mineral fertilizers. Infrastructure problems.
  • Advantages of river transportation of vegetable oil. Improved technologies for handling of oil cargoes in river ports.
  • Potential growth in river transportation of transit and imported oil products.
  • Transit: when is Dnipro going to see ships carrying Belarusian cargoes? What cargoes can shipowners look forward to?

Infrastructure:

  • Existing capacities, projected construction and expansion of new transshipment facilities. Is the present port infrastructure capable of meeting the growing demand?
  • Modernization of the Dnipro cascade locks, ways to heavier throughput capacity. Updated rules for ships passing the locks.
  • Dredging plans for Dnipro and Pripyat Rivers from 2021 until 2023.
  • Development of mouth ports-hubs and road transshipment.
  • Innovative technologies for support and safety navigation.
  • Refinement of inland waterways and transport infrastructure of the Republic of Belarus. Major investment projects.

Economy:

  • Establishment of an inland waterways fund: potential resources, goals and objects the funds to be allocated to.
  • Arrangement of the work of a state-run company dealing with maintenance of inland waterways: role-sharing between newly established and going enterprises.
  • Want of a list of inland waterway infrastructure facilities and a cargo flow statistic database.
  • Preconditions of attracting private investment in river transport.
  • Indemnification for a business investing in strategic infrastructure.
  • River information service reforms.
  • Future development of the Dnipro-Danube-Black Sea corridor.
  • Integration of the Dnipro into the European water transport system. Scope for the restoration of the E-40 waterway on the Dnipro-Vistula section.

The registration form can be filled out online.

15% discount from the total value for members of European Business Association*

* – when filling out the registration form, EBA should be indicated in gap “On the recommendation of“ 

For more details about participation in the conference please contact Anastasia Matveyeva

tel./fax: +38 056 370 18 32 ext. 262, mob.: +38 (067) 811 36 46, e-mail: a.matveyeva@promgruz.com

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