Black Sea Container Summit 2018

On September 6, 2018, in Odessa, Ukraine the 12th International Black Sea Container Summit will be held.

The organizers – “Ports of Ukraine” Publishing House and the Information and Analytical Center “BlackSeaTrans.” The summit will be carried out within the framework of the activities program of BSEC (Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation).

The premium sponsor of the event is the company Container Terminal Odessa. The sponsors - Odessa Merchant Sea Port.

Traditionally, the summit is held as a review of the “container forces” of the Black Sea region, where, after a significant drop in container traffic due to the global economic crisis (in 2009 - by 41.8%), the market is confidently recovering.

The 12th International Black Sea Container Summit is expected to bring together the best experts in the field of container logistics from all countries of the Black Sea region (Ukraine, Georgia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Russia), as well as representatives of the largest transnational companies operating in the region.

Special topics to be discussed at the summit:

  • World trends of container traffic and container flows in the Black Sea region.

  • Tools to improve the competitiveness of shipping companies and their impact on the container carriages market in the Black Sea.

  • Prospects for the development of the Black Sea container markets in Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey.

  • What should change in the market of Ukrainian container handling with the emergence of the global operator Hutchison Ports there?

  • Conditions and features of competitive struggle in the market of terminal services.

  • Rating of container terminals in the Black Sea: who is in the lead?

  • New horizons for railway container transport from the Black Sea ports.

Among the speakers – the analysts of world consulting companies, representatives of all Black Sea countries.

The previous 11th International Black Sea Container Summit gathered more than 140 representatives of the world largest shipping container lines, terminal operators, managers and representatives of seaports, state bodies related to the work of the transport industry, railways, line agents, road carriers, manufacturers of container equipment, transport and forwarding companies from 9 countries.

During the Black Sea Container Summit 2018, the awarding of memorable signs to the operators of the Black Sea region’s container terminals is to be held - based on their results in 2017.

We invite you to participate in the 12th International Black Sea Container Summit 2018.

Special reasons to visit the summit:

The Black Sea container market, which grew at the fastest rate in the world before the crisis of 2008, up to 40% a year, is confidently recovering. Ukraine is actively developing the infrastructure of container carriages, stevedore activities in seaports. A new market is being formed. There is a place for you in this market.

Venue: Londonskaya Hotel, 11, Primorsky Boulevard, Odessa, Ukraine

Working languages of the summit: Russian, English.

You can register on the summit website or send an e-mail.


If you pay for participation before July 16, 2018, a 10% discount applies.

Organizing Committee:

Ph .: +380 (482) 37-38-82, 37-19-80, fax: 37-38-35.