Odessa's port industries seek to navigate between oligarchs and private investors to survive

The chemical factories in the port of Odessa.
The chemical factories in the port of Odessa. © Yevgeni Volokin/Reuters
The rise in gas prices has caught Odessa's heavy industry by surprise, forcing one of its main factories to cease production. While this is a temporary setback, it does highlight the fact that the port area remains plagued by deep-seated problems that have not yet been resolved by privatisation or de-oligarchisation projects. DP World, however, seems to offer a promising way out for Kyiv. [...] (931 words)
Issue dated 12/10/2021 Reading time 4 minutes
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