Port of Odessa, second largest trade port in Black Sea rea, is located almost in the historical heart of the city, down below the famous “Potemkinskaya Stairs”. It has no spatial reserve for growth with the exception of mud area in immediate proximity of existing dry port. Within the LINC Project Ukraine funded by USAID we came with the new concept how to connect Kadzibejskiyj Bay and the port area. As a result of this out-of-box thinking a territory of approx. 1,000 ha has been suddenly released for the new development of industrial, logistic and retail parks. For this project a partnership of Czech urban planners and Dutch maritime specialist have been established a successfully proved on the job.