The press service said that Consul General of Belarus to Odesa
Valentin Filipchik gave the information at a meeting with heads of the
port’s administration and trade union on August 21, 2012.
Filipchik said that the Belarusian economy is oriented to exports
requires access to sea, as a large share of Belarusian goods and
industrial raw materials is imported via Baltic and Black Sea ports.
The press service said that Odesa port, as well as other Ukrainian
ports, is interesting to Ukrainian exporters due to two reasons: Baltic
ports provide services at rather high tariffs of the European Union,
taking into account criteria of time and distances, while transportation
of Belarusian transit to Southeast Asia is preferable via the Black Sea