The Ukrainian pilot service market should be demonopolized in the near future, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan has said.
“I think that Delta-Pilot monopoly is wrong. I think that if we reduce port tariffs and duties, it would be absolutely logical to make the same step in pilot services. If we speak about the creation of the free market via the creation of a new law on railway transport, the same should be done with Delta-Pilot,” he said.
The minister also backed the idea of having private pilots on the market.
“Private pilots should exist. This market should be demonopolized. We see that unclear companies appear near Delta-Pilot. They want to work here and there part time. The quicker the state settles the issue the better it will be,” Omelyan said.
Delta-Pilot is a division of Ukrainian Sea Port Authority. The company provides services in piloting ships and regulating navigation. The division has six regional pilot branches. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)