Six Ukrainian maritime mercantile ports are planning to increase their investments by 60% or $99.3m.

Planned investments in 2009 totalled $263.9m.

The Pivdennyi maritime mercantile port in Odesa, which has completed the construction of a bulking complex region, will also increase investments up to $39.5m.

The Odesa mercantile port will enhance its investment by 3.1 times while the Mykolaiv port plans to increase spend to $4.2m, the ministry said.