11.05 GSP – the sponsor of Grain Forum & Maritime Days 2016


The Group companies GSP became the sponsor of the fifteenth international conference "Grain Forum & Maritime days-2016", which take place in Odessa on May 26-28.

"GSP" is a group of companies incorporated to provide a wide range of services all over the world, continuously improve the quality of services and has well-settled methods of operation on the world market. The mother company was formed in 1992 in Italy, Venice.

In 2004, in Ukraine in Odessa there was found the Ukrainian office of the company which performs cargo and marine survey services in the ports of Ukraine, Europe, including CIS countries, and the Far East region. To date, the company plans to launch activities in the Middle East countries.

Also, the company offers the following consultancy services: investment evaluation, market monitoring and researches, supplier verification, studies, special survey satellite applications (geology, agriculture, water researches).

GSP always defends the interests of its clients against delays, damages, losses by its timely prevention. The system of quality and control allows to the company to provide high quality of services in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 in respect of survey inspection services; quality and quantity control of different types of cargoes, including inspection of agricultural commodities, oils and fats in bulk, crude oils and oil products in bulk; cleaning of dry bulk cargoes (except dangerous chemical cargoes) from foreign objects; cargo handling operations on stocks; monitoring and marketing services.

GSP is a member of the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA), Odessa Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, Organizational Member of ASTM International Standards Worldwide.


10.05 Marine Services Group – General Sponsor of Annual Odessa Shipping Dinner 2016   

Marine Services Group a group of companies specialising in insurance, legal, shipsale and survey services with the headquarters in Riga, Latvia, and the representative office also in Odessa, Ukraine became a General Sponsor of Odessa Shipping Dinner 2016.

Marine Services Group is one of the most trusted and respectful companies within the maritime industry, known in the market for the customer oriented approach and a tailor made solutions for their clients and partners.

All Black Sea Shipping community welcomes the General Sponsor – Marine Services Group!


05.05 VIC Ukrprodexport - the sponsor of Grain Forum & Maritime Days 2016   


The company LTD VIC Ukrprodexport became the sponsor of the fifteenth international conference "Grain Forum & Maritime Days - 2016", which takes place in Odessa on May 26-28.

VIC Ukrprodexport was founded in Ukraine in 2008. The main directions of the company: exports of grains and oilseeds, its by-products, and fuel pellets. The annual exports of bulk goods by VIC Ukrprodexport totals 120 thsd tonnes, and the volume of transportation and transshipment of bulk cargoes from Ukraine - 200 thsd tonnes.

The company provides railway and motor road transportation services, provides stevedoring, agency, port forwarding of bulk cargoes and containers in the ports of Ukraine. Also, the company provides fumigation of food bulk cargoes at grain elevators and storehouses, disinfection of vehicles for transportation of bulk food products, aeration and destruction of rodents at elevators and storage facilities. In addition, the clients are provided with the required phytosanitary and quarantine certificates, veterinary certificates, resolutions of environmental services, etc.


19.04 Organizers of "Grain Forum & Maritime Days 2016" invite all participants to visit the social event on May 25

APK-Inform Agency and International Law Offices Interlegal invite all participants of the fifteenth anniversary international conference "Grain Forum & Maritime Days 2016" to visit the unique Shabo Wine Cultural Center.

The tour group meeting takes place nearby the central entrance of the hotel Black Sea (Shevchenko Park, 1/20 Marazlievskaya St.) on May 25, at 11:30-12:00. The tour lasts for 2.5 hours and includes wine-tasting.

Group of companies Grain Capital is the sponsor of the social program.

Here you can become acquainted with more detailed information about visiting of the cultural center.

More detailed information concerning participation, sponsorship, advertising and being a speaker of the conference is provided by the Organizing committee


APK-Inform Agency


00380 562 320795 (multichannel)

+380 562 321595

Irina Ozip (ext. 120) –

00380 48 7037510 (Direct)

Alla Agbash


12.04 Grain Forum & Maritime Days 2016 – the best venue for business meetings  

The fifteenth annual conference Grain Forum & Maritime Days 2016 will be launched on May 26, in Odessa. Every year it gathers the leading company experts in various grain market and logistics segments.
At the present moment nearly 200 representatives of the largest grain trading, logistic and agro holding companies and banks from 13 countries confirmed their participation in the event.
Participants include the following companies: Nortrop GMBH (Germany), Natsmed Shipping and Trading (Greece), Egyptian Australian Company for Trading Agency (Egypt), BayWa Marketing and Trading International B.V. (the Netherlands), AL WAHAB RICE MILLS PVT (Pakistan), Seatrek Trans Pte Ltd (Singapore); MILESTONE SHIPPING, TENFORE SYSTEMS UK LIMITED, Agro-Sodrugestvo, ADM TRADING UKRAINE, APK Sodrugestvo Ukraine, Cargill AT, BASTICO UKRAINE, Bunge Ukraine (Suntrade SE), Hermes-Trading, GLENCORE GRAIN UKRAINE, SFGCU, TIS Group of marine terminals, ROSTOK-HOLDING Group, Delta Wilmar CIS, Intertek Ukraine, SunGrant Plus, ZERNOTRADE, Industrialna Molochna Kompanya, Mariupol Sea Commercial Port, Myronivsky Hliboproduct, AssrA Associated Traffic AG, Novik, First Logistic Company, Pology Oil Extraction Plant, Sunseeds, TIS-Container Terminal, UKRRICHFLOT, Phaethon International (Ukraine) and many others.
In 2015 over 500 grain and marine business representatives from 26 countries participated in Grain Forum & Maritime Days in Odessa 2015.
Traditional annual meeting of intersectional and mutually dependent company representatives is a crucial factor for further successful grain business development. Only in the framework of Grain Forum & Maritime Days for two days buyer, seller and service provider will be able to hold joint negotiations, to discuss market trends and cooperation prospects and to obtain the first-hand important market information.

30.03 ENDOFA - Exclusive Sponsor of Odessa Shipping CUP 2016  

3 Years Together!
The famous and reputable Partner of Annual Odessa Shipping Cup, the winner of the tournament 2015 – the bunker company ENDOFA, UAE, continue Delivering Positive Energy to the Black Sea Shipping Community for the 3rd consecutive year. It turned out to be a stable tradition that ENDOFA keeps investing in the tournament of shipping friends, fueling both funds and energy. Kristian Hulgard, the Captain of ENDOFA team, continues to be a leader of the team and the engine of the CUP.

We are happy that for 3 years ENDOFA team is supporting one of the brightest events of Grain Forum & Maritime Days in Odessa - Odessa Shipping CUP 2016.
We invite companies – participants of the 15th jubilee Grain Forum & Maritime Days in Odessa 2016 to compete in Odessa Shipping CUP 2016!

Still haven’t registered your team? Register NOW!


22.02 Key countries-importers increased purchasing of Ukrainian barley 

According to APK-Inform estimations, during July-January period of 2015/16 MY Ukraine exported 3.94 mln tonnes of barley, which completely corresponds to the last season index (3.97 mln tonnes in the same period). At the same time, the shipments to China and Japan increased in more than 3 times, while the countries are included to the TOP-3 of the largest importers of barley.

So, in 2014/15 MY China imported nearly 250 thsd tonnes of Ukrainian barley, or only 3% of the general imports of the grain to the country (9.9 mln tonnes, according to the USDA). In the current season, the supplies to China increased to 690 thsd tonnes, or 10% of the forecasted import volumes (7 mln tonnes). In the current season, Ukraine already supplied nearly 180 thsd tonnes of barley to Japan (or 14%), with the forecasted general imports of the grain at the level of 1.3 mln tonnes. Generally, in July-January of the current MY the reporting countries imported more than 860 thsd tonnes of Ukrainian barley, up 3 times compared with the index for the whole 2014/15 MY (283 thsd tonnes).

According to APK-Inform analysts, the global market demand for Ukrainian barley will continue developing in the future. Taking into account the significant reduction of winter crops areas for the harvest-2016, many agrarians consider spring barley as one of the major crops for replanting, as well as sunflower seed and corn.

You can receive more detailed information about the prospects of the grain market of Ukraine and its role in world trade, within frames of the fifteenth international conference "Grain Forum & Maritime Days -2016", which to be held on May 26-28, 2016, in Odessa.

03.02 Announcement

 Information Agency “APK-Inform” and Interlegal, as organizers, invite you to participate in one of the key events in grain industry and agricultural logistics of Ukraine, the fifteenth international conference «Grain Forum & Maritime Days 2016», May 26-28, Odessa, Black Sea Hotel (Shevchenko Park).

Organization partners are Nortrop, Dealex, Remedy, NPT.

Since 2001, Grain Forum has been a forefather of the agricultural events in Ukraine playing the vital role in grain industry development.

Since 2015 Grain Forum has become even more essential for the market combining with the annual international conference Maritime Days in Odessa organized by Interlegal.

For 11 years Maritime Days in Odessa has become the most professional conference of maritime industry in the Black Sea Region. Last two years, joint conference Grain Forum & Maritime Days in Odessa proved to be the most valuable networking platform in Black Sea Region.

Who are our constant participants?

Cargo owners, ship owners, exporters, traders, freight forwarders, charterers, agents, ports, stevedoring and warehousing companies, terminals and shipping lines, P&I clubs and insurers, banks and other professionals engaged in the maritime industry and international trade.

Key events

 26-27 May - «Grain Forum & Maritime Days 2016» Conference

26 May 7.00 PM – Anniversary Gala Dinner

27 May 7.00 PM – Annual Shipping Dinner

28 May 3.00 PM – Annual Odessa Shipping Cup

 Over 500 representatives of grain and marine business from 26 countries became participants of the conference «Grain Forum & Maritime days in Odessa 2015».


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Marine Services Group – General Sponsor of Odessa Shipping Dinner 2016