The FINANCIAL — Ukraine needs to develop the industry of river logistics, declared Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine, on August 21 during meeting with heads of the largest export-oriented companies at the Pereyaslavska branch of Nibulon company.
According to him, in Ukraine the waterway transport covers only 5% of the general grain shipments, while the cost of grain loading on the river totals 6-8 USD/t, railway grain loading – 12-15 USD/t. Accordingly, the country needs to work for further expanding of river transportation.
In turn, Oleksiy Vadaturskyy, General Director of Nibulon company, noted that Ukraine requires to construct 25 new river elevators for river infrastructure development in Ukraine. Construction costs of one river elevator are estimated at 20 mln USD, according to APK Inform.