Black Sea Container Summit 2013

On September 4—6, 2013, the 7th International Black Sea Container Summit was held in Odessa, Ukraine.

Organizers — PORTS OF UKRAINE Publishing House and the Centre for Information and Analytics BLACKSEATRANS. The summit is supported by BSEC.

Premium Sponsor — HPC Ukraine Company. Sponsors of the event — SE 'Odessa Commercial Sea Port', 'TIS', 'SOLVO', 'Container Terminal Ilyihevsk'

The summit is considered to be the consecutive review of container capacities in the Black Sea region in the conditions of container traffic recovery after world economic crisis.

The Black Sea Container Summit is going to provide opportunities for fruitful communication of heads and top managers of transport companies, cargo owners, carriers, terminal operators, line agents, forwarders, representatives of state authorities, all people related to the container carriages market.

Special topics to be discussed during the summit:

  • The impact of global trends on container traffic in the Black Sea region;
  • Development prospects for the container market of the Black Sea countries - Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey;
  • Rating of the Black Sea container terminals;
  • How to attract shipping companies to the Black Sea market;
  • Port reform and container business in Ukraine;
  • Creation of favorable investment climate for the development of container carriages;
  • Introduction of new container handling technologies;
  • Role of regional logistic centers in container business.

Among the speakers there will be the analysts of world consulting companies, the representatives of all Black Sea countries. 

In the framework of the event, there will be the presentation of a new container terminal in Odessa port (operator – HPC Ukraine) with its annual throughput capacity of 600,000 TEUs.

Also, the Black Sea terminal operators on the basis of their performance in 2012 will be awarded with the memorial plates.

The latest 6th Black Sea Container Summit 2012 brought together over 140 representatives of the world largest shipping container lines, global container terminal operators, managers and representatives of seaports, stevedoring companies, manufacturers of container handling equipment, transport and forwarding companies from 13 countries (Austria, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Romania, Germany, Estonia, Great Britain, Finland, Turkey, Lithuania, Moldova, Kazakhstan).

Special reasons to attend the summit:

Before the downturn, the Black Sea container market increased at the world record rates – up to 40 percent year-by-year. Now it is recovering gradually. Ukraine extensively develop the infrastructure of container carriages and stevedore activities in the seaports. A new market is emerging. There is a place also for you there.

Summit working languages: Russian, English.


Londonskaya Hotel, 
11, Primorskiy Blvd., Odessa, Ukraine

You can book your participation on our website or send your registration by fax.

ATTENTION! The discount by payment for participation till July 20, 2013 - 10 %,


Organizational Committee:

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