Sea ports of Ukraine will be managed by the Latvian

The Ministry of infrastructure will this week appoint a new acting head of GP “Administration of seaports of Ukraine” (ASD) is a Latvian Raivis Veckagans. About it reports a press-service of the Ministry.

Veckagans has over 16 years of experience in the management of the companies in the sector of transport and logistics, shipping and financial services. He has held positions as Board member, Vice-President of JSC “Latvian shipping company”, a Board member of the largest port terminal to handle bulk and General cargoes in the Baltic States “Rigas Centralais Terminals”, Chairman of the Board of SIA “Riga Container Terminal”.

“ASD remains a model of inefficiency, corruption and abuse. There are many questions about controllability of ASD. … So we are changing the management of ASD, what will be the first step in a large-scale reform of the Maritime industry”, – said the Minister of infrastructure Vladimir Omelian.

The Minister said that the appropriate changes were announced them in early December 2016.

“Perhaps that is what prompted the leadership that we are now changing to award themselves bonuses for December in the amount of from 700 thousand to 1.5 million per person. And this is the only official award. One can only imagine the extent of the abuse,” – said the Minister.

Omeljan stressed that the change of management of ASD – one of the stages of reformation of Maritime industry. “The reform envisages the establishment of a Maritime administration that will take over all tasks of ASD. Also will be a substantial optimization of the structure and personnel of the enterprise. The number one issue – the change of leadership, reform and parallel with this corporatization, as required by Ukrainian legislation,” – said Omeljan.