Subject and Keywords:
The existing practice of Ukrainian export-import of coal was explored. Major problems of coal industry of Ukraine in connection with the complication of political and economic situation in 2014-2015 are defined. One of the ways of solving the problem of coal shortage in the country is stressed - formation of new logistic chains of coal import using the capacities of sea ports of Azov and Black Sea basins of Ukraine. Key problems of technical, technological and economic state of sea ports and actual ways of their solution are highlighted. Scientific problem of necessity for the world scientific community to study the example of preventing and operative solution of Ukrainian unique problem of rebuilding country’s logistics from the country-exporter to country-importer is set.