12/06

A meeting between the representatives of the "Service-Trans" company and the leadership of the COFCO INTERNATIONAL corporation took place in Istanbul

On the 30th of May, in Istanbul, a business meeting took place between representatives of the COFCO INTERNATIONAL company's freight department and the management of the Mykolaiv-based company “Service-Trans”.

COFCO International is a transnational corporation which has branch offices in many countries of the world. In the Mykolaiv port, the company owns a modern grain transshipment terminal, and only last year the Ukrainian branch of the corporation exported over 3 million tons of agricultural and reprocessed products through the Mykolaiv port. The company is not going to stop at what it has accomplished so far: taking into account the dynamics of the grain market in Ukraine, the cargo traffic is planned to increase all the way up to 5 million tons.

COFCO International has been in cooperation with the “Service-Trans” company (a member of the ORUM group) for almost 2 years. Representatives of the Ukrainian company went to Istanbul at the invitation of the Turkish side.

During the meeting, Sergey Postolnik, CEO of the “Service-Trans” company, and Roman Karimberdiyev, Head of the Maritime Agency Department, introduced their interactive presentation, describing the peculiarities of the Mykolaiv port and its functioning, the prospects for the development of the region and the activities of the “Service-Trans” company. Particular attention was drawn to the economic particulars of ship calls, the possibility of adjusting port fees, increasing cargo traffic in the port, etc.

The need for such a meeting was particularly noted by the Head of the Operations Department for the Panamax-class vessels, Mr. Semih Kahraman: “The constantly increasing volume of grain exports from Ukraine poses new challenges for the entire COFCO International team. And it is especially important for us to know that partners such as the “Service-Trans” company are ready to accept them”.

Serhiy Postolnik, CEO of the “Service-Trans” company, assured the Turkish side of the Ukrainian team’s readiness for the growing freight traffic volumes and about the professionalism of its specialists.

For reference: the “Service-Trans” company, a member of the ORUM group, provides a full range of agency services for shipowners, including maintenance, ship supply and protective agent services.