First International Conference MONEY & PORTS – 2017

October 26, 2017, Odessa

The nature of ports is twofold. On the one hand, it is the sea gate, through which the country's foreign trade flows. On the other hand, this is the place where many enterprises, organizations that provide port and other services work and the significant financial flows are generated.

This is the second side of the ports life that the first international conference MONEY & PORTS – 2017 is devoted. The event is held on October 26, 2017, in Odessa.

Organizer – ‘Ports of Ukraine’ Publishing House.

Co-organizer - World Bank Group (the project of the International Financial Corporation ‘Reforming the investment climate in Ukraine’, funded by the Government of Switzerland).

Support - Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and Ukrainian Sea Ports Administration.

At the conference, for the first time in the maritime transport industry, the problems of the flow of funds in the market of port services in Ukraine will be comprehensively analyzed and highlighted. The discussions of especially acute topics will take place in the format of paneling and a "round table."


  • Value analysis of the Ukrainian port services market.

  • Port dues: the strategy of changes and the methodology for calculating rates.

  • The share of port services in transport logistics.

  • Evolution of tariffs for loading and unloading operations in the seaports of Ukraine.

  • Dynamics of the additional services charges in the ports of Ukraine.

  • The price of bureaucracy.

  • How much does the seaport cost? Foreign experience and domestic analogies.

  • Money for the development of port facilities: where to get?

  • How to optimize costs when designing and building a new terminal.

  • Losses due to restriction of competition or abuse by monopolists.

  • The financial side and the inevitable risks in the activities of the port agent in Ukraine, etc.

The conference will provide opportunities for fruitful communication between the leaders of transport companies, cargo owners, traders, financiers, carriers, terminal operators, marine agents, freight forwarders; representatives of state structures. It will be interesting for "land" businesspersons and potential investors who are just eyeing the market.

Organizing Committee:

Ph.: +380 (482) 37-38-82, fax: 37-38-35.