Black Sea Freight Market and Ports Conference

Organization: Business-Forum Ltd.

Venue: Londonskaya Hotel

Location: Odessa, Ukraine

Event Date/Time: May 22, 2013 / 9:00 am - (GMT +2:00 hours) End Date/Time: May 24, 2013
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Day 1, 23 May Thursday

Session 1 «Dry Bulk Cargoes Freight-Flows in the Black Sea Region» World dry bulk cargoes market: current state and forecast for 201314 Coal freight-flows redistribution in the Black Sea region: peculiarities and prospects Agri-cargoes sea shipping: near-term developments Metallurgical raw materials, semis and finished steel products: freight-flows outlook in the region Fertilizers freight-flows developments in 201314 Prospects of Ukrainian state ports transfer into concession and its influence on trade-flows changes in the region

Session 2 «Dry Bulk Carriers Fleet Overview and Freight Rates» Reduction of old small-tonnage fleet and its impact on shipping market structure and freight rates Imbalance between Coaster vessels supply and cargo volumes meant for shipment Reasons for freight rates decline for grain shipments by Coasters Large-capacity vessels processing in roads as the way to increase dry bulk cargoes export-import supplies Large-capacity vessels in the Black Sea: development prospects for Panamax and Capesize in 201314 Age and DWT capacity structure changing of bulk carriers fleet at the background of crisis 2008 – 20XX

Open round-table discussion - «Freight market in the Azov and Black Sea regions in 201314»

Day 2, 24 May Friday

Session 3 «Container Shipping in the Black Sea Region» Container lines development in the BlackMED Sea region Container Shipping volumes decrease in Ukraine in 2012– prospects for 2013 Russian container shipping market: current state, port infrastructure readiness, forecast for 201314 Container shipping market structure changes. Existing operators and new players

Special Topic: «Ro-Ro transportation outlook in the Black Sea. Development prospects» Discussions, questions, comments

Session 4 «Danube River Cargoes Shipping. Trade with Europe by Danube - Black Sea Canal» The Danube River and its role in the freight market of the Danube Delta countries Dependence of regional freight market on metallurgy industry stagnation in Europe and high tariffs in Ukrainian ports Export volumes of agri-cargoes shipment on the Danube in 201314 Opportunities for renewal of ore cargoes shipments on the Danube in near-term perspective The Danube ports overview: handling volumes, infrastructure, prospects for development Discussions, questions, comments

Session 5 «Transport Infrastructure» Russian and Ukrainian sea ports: analysis of current state and industry tendencies Law on Seaports and its influences on the Ukrainian port infrastructure Ports structure of the Azov and Black Sea regions. New terminals capacities launch as the way to attract additional freight-flows Dependence of the port infrastructure loading on volumes of delivering cargoes: interaction with traffic capacity of railways and highways Russian Ports Infrastructure: range and volumes of cargoes, terminal facilities development, new opportunities for investment Opportunities to increase competitiveness of Ukrainian ports Private ports and terminals: increase of cargoes handling volumes Discussions, questions, comments


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