North Sea Port on mission to port of Mykolaiv in Ukraine

Published on Tue 22 May 2018
An extensive trade delegation of port companies of North Sea Port will visit the port city Mykolaiv in Ukraine from Monday 21 up to and including Thursday 24 May. By signing a new cooperation agreement on Tuesday afternoon 22th May both ports wish to expand trade.

Ukraine and Mykolaiv: important trading partners

For some time, Ukraine has been of importance to North Sea Port. With a total tonnage of 1.1 million ton through shipping, Ukraine is on the 17th place of trading partners. Mykolaiv is one of the major Ukrainian ports from which goods are exported. The port of Mykolaiv accounts for one-fourth of the transshipment. This concerns mainly the export of maize and rape seed. 

Promoting trade

During this four-day mission several terminals and companies will be visited. The North Sea Port delegation will also participate in network meetings with the local port companies.

By renewing this cooperation agreement both ports wish to keep promoting trade further. Ukraine is, after all, strategically located at the crossroads of transport routes in the direction of Asia and Europe. A first cooperation agreement between North Sea Port and the port of Mykolaiv was signed in November 2010 during a Belgian princely mission to Ukraine. North Sea Port, in its turn, received delegations of Mykolaiv in 2011 and 2017. 

Mykolaiv important hub for multimodal transport

Mykolaiv is situated in the South of Ukraine on a peninsula on the Black Sea. With a population of over half a million, it is an administrative, industrial, cultural and scientific centre.

Mykolaiv is an important hub for maritime and inland navigation, rail and air traffic and roads. As a port, it has a vast hinterland with the Ukraine and its 50 million inhabitants that links to the neighbouring countries of Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldavia.