International Conference «HEAVY BLACK SEA 2012»

We are pleased to announce the II International Conference «HEAVY BLACK SEA» was held in Odessa (Ukraine), 29-30 May 2012.

This event will highlight:

  • Project shipment along the Danube;
  • Transit opportunities of Ukraine;
  • Ro-Ro and line services of the region;
  • International experience in OOG transportation in Black and Azov Sea basins.

In 2011 we managed to gather over 50 delegates from Russia, Ukraine, Latvia and Netherlands and made it the first platform for discussing heavy transportation in the Black Sea Region.

The Forum will be divided into two days. Day One will offer plenary sessions and on Day Two we invite you to the excursion program “Meeting Odessa” and informal communication.

Registration fee for Day One is – 22 000 RUB (550 EUR, lunch and dinner included). Fee for excursion – 80 EUR (lunch and a short sea trip included)

General Sponsor:

Beck & Pollitzer

Media sponsors

Project Cargo Network
Universal Freight Organisation
WFN: World Freight Network

Draft Agenda:

9.30 – 10.00 Arrival and registration (collect conference and financial documents at the Conference desk)

10.00 Session I

Possibilities of Shipping Heavylifts via the Danube to the Caucasus and Central Asia through the Danube Heavy-lift Ports in Bulgaria and Ukraine and the Ports of Georgia

Michel Gueriot, Logistics and Transportation Expert, TRACECA Regional Project “Logistics Processes and Sea Routes II”, Dornier Consulting GmbH

Problems and Advantages of Hauling Project and Oversized Cargoes through the Territory of Georgia

Gia Danelia, General Director, Caucastransexpress

/topic to be confirmed/

Alexander Skornyakov, Director, Kharkovspetstyazhtrans

11.30 Coffee and networking break

11.30 Session II

Transportation of Heavy Cargoes from Central Europe to the Black Sea Countries via the Danube and in the Opposite Direction

Veselin Rubcev, CEO, Donau Star Schiffahrts- und Spedition GmbH

Mladen Ganchev, General Manager, Holleman Bulgaria

Car, Railway and Ro-Ro Line Services in the Black Sea

Roman Gonopolsky, Manager of Business Development and Marketing Department, Ukrferry

Experience in CIS

Igor Popov, SAL Heavy Lift

13.00 Business lunch

14.00 Session III

Handling of Wind Generators through TIS Container Terminal

Andrei Kuzmenko, Executive Director, TIS-Container Terminal

/topic to be confirmed/

Viktor Gomon, Head of Special Transportation Department, Ukrainian Railways

17.00 Excursion to TIS Container Terminal

19.00 Evening reception in family brewery “Pivnoi Sad”

Conference Participants:

Manufacturers of heavy equipment

Walter Tosto S.p.A. (Italy)

  • Andrea Tina, Purchasing Department

Transport, forwarding and logistics companies

Alphatrans (Odessa, Ukraine)

  • Dmitry Balaban, Director

Capital Logistic Transport SRL (Italy)

  • Riccardo Meyerhoff, Director

Caucastransexpress (Georgia)

  • Gia Danelia, General Director

DHL Logistics Ukraine (Ukraine)

  • Alexander Matvienko, General Director
  • Sergei Romanchenko, Branch Director, Odessa

Donbasstransitservice (Mariupol)

  • /to be confirmed/

Dornier Consulting GmbH (France)

  • Michel Gueriot, Expert on Logistics and Transportation

DSV Air & Sea (Moscow, Russia)

  • Eugene Zhuk, Project Expert

Expacom (Ukraine)

  • Oleg Stashevsky, Manager of Project Cargo Department

Globalink Logistics Group (Kazakhstan)

  • Ildus Bariev, General Manager Projects Rail & Ocean

Holleman Bulgaria (Bulgaria)

  • Mladen Ganchev, Managing Director

KharkovSpetsTyazhTrans (Ukraine)

  • Alexander Skornyakov, Director
  • Alexei Sivoplyas, Deputy Director on Foreign Economic Activity
  • Dmitry Vashchenko, Deputy Director on Logistics
  • Yuri Sivoplyas, Founder

Largus Rostrans (Russia)

  • Ilya Ludvinitsky, General Director
  • Oleg Kurbatov, Unit Director

Live Trucks Ltd (Moscow, Russia)

  • Svetlana Kostrichkina, General Director
  • Vladimir Shifrin, Technical Director

Lomer Point Bridge (Kazakhstan)

  • Zhanna Kaplina, General Director

Mammoet Moscow (Russia)

  • Andrei Geikalo, Project Manager

Master Cargo (Ukraine)

  • Sergei Karpin, Director

Panalpina World Transport Ltd (Ukraine)

  • Levan Merkviladze, Director
  • Nikolai Zhmurchenko, Project Manager

Smart Proje Tasimacilik Ltd. Sti. (Turkey)

  • Tarik Curebal, Owner

TLO GmbH (Germany)

  • Thomas Leukert, Geschaftsfuhrer
  • Gennadiy Gleybermann, Project Manager

Volga-Don-Transservice (Volgograd, Russia)

  • Oleg Tolochyok, Director
  • Sergei Ivantsov, Deputy Director

Unico Logistics Rus (Russia)

  • Oleg Olenchenko, Deputy General Director on Sales

UTEP (Novorossiysk, Russia)

  • Dmitry Kozhemyako, Head of Heavy-lift and Oversized Cargo Transportation

Shipping and chartering companies

Donau Star Schiffahrts- und Spedition GmbH (Regensburg, Germany)

  • Veselin Rubchev, CEO

SAL Heavy Lift

  • Ilya Komarovskikh, General Director SAL Heavy Lift Rus
  • Igor Popov, Supercargo

Scan-Shipping LLC (Ukraine)

  • Olga Vashakmadze, Branch Director


  • /to be confirmed/

Wijnne Barends B.V. (Netherlands)

  • Anton Kurasov, Junior Chartering Manager

Ports and Terminals

TIS Container Terminal (Ukraine)

  • Andrei Kuzmenko, Executive Director

Railway operators

Ukrainian Railways (Ukraine)

  • Viktor Gomon, Head of Special Transportation Department

Suppliers of trailers and semi-trailers

Nooteboom Trailers Occasion Sales B.V.

  • Vladimir Gerasimenko, Export Manager Eastern Europe/Russia

TIIS (Russia, Representative of SCHEUERLE, NICOLAS and KAMAG)

  • Albin Radke, General Director

Industrial assembly and rigging

Beck & Pollitzer (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)

  • Chos Adrian Tsezary, General Director
  • Elizaveta Nikolaeva, Marketing Expert
  • Egor Krysanov, Project Engineer

Beck & Pollitzer Ukraine

  • Vladimir Galchevsky, Deputy General Director
  • Olga Storchak, Manager of Marketing Departmen


Beck & Pollitzer Polska

  • Olesya Ubik, Coordinator Sales & Marketing

Research institutes and engineering companies

Digital Marine Technology

  • Boris Stankov, Director

Place of holding:

Heavy-Lift Black Sea will take place in Londonskaya Hotel.

Primorsky bldv., 11

Odessa, 65026, Ukraine