Ukraine plans two major projects in Black Sea ports this year

KIEV, May 4 (Xinhua) — Ukraine plans to launch two major projects in Black Sea ports this year, the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) said Friday, citing the country’s Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan. One of the projects envisages the construction of a container terminal in the port of Chornomorsk, while another project stipulates for the […]

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Cargo transit via Ukrainian seaports up 38.4 pct in Q1

KIEV, April 27 (Xinhua) — The cargo transit volumes through the Ukrainian seaports were up 38.4 percent in the first quarter of 2018, the Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry said on Friday. In the recording period, Ukraine’s maritime ports handled 3.2 million tons of transit freight, which accounted for 10 percent of the overall cargo throughput, the […]

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Dutch see Dnipro River’s freight-hauling potential

The Dnipro is the longest river in Ukraine, and the fourth longest in Europe. It could also be a major transport route, but Ukraine isn’t taking advantage of it — and millions of dollars of potential earnings from the waterway are draining away as a result. Stretching 1,000 kilometers across Ukraine, from Kyiv in the […]

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Norwegian biggest Norwegian Cruise Line ship ever begins maiden voyage

Another giant new cruise ship is just hours away from sailing with paying passengers for the first time. Norwegian Cruise Line’s 20-deck-high, 1082-foot-long (329m) Norwegian Bliss will depart Southampton, England on its maiden voyage – a 12-night trip across the Atlantic to New York. At 168,082 tons, Bliss is the largest ship ever for Norwegian […]

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A Ship to Retire On

Another firm is looking to enter the challenging business of residential cruising, but this time with a twist. Cruise Retirement USA, a firm headquartered in downtown Miami, is offering seagoing residential services specially tailored to the needs of retirees 50 years of age and older. Cruise Retirement’s vessel, the Enchanted Capri, has a long and […]

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Chinese company helps write new chapter in Ukraine’s Black Sea port

KIEV, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) — A huge hydraulic excavator is grabbing a coat of grey muck and loading it on barges, which transfer the waste to the dump site — Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Yuzhny is in the midst of the major dredging operation. The Beijing-based China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) is carrying out […]

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