One of the long-standing problems in the railway industry is inefficient use of the fleet of freight cars, which leads one to suspect the State Railway Administration (Ukrzaliznytsia) of corruption. What are the issues of concern to shippers and private operators, and what does the new leadership in the freight transport need to do?
Maxim Arslanov 12 December 2014
In partnership with the Polish consulting company ZDG TOR, the CFTS portal begins publishing a series of articles on the experience of successful adaptation of the Polish railway market to the European Union’s conditions. In the first article, find out why Polish train manufacturers are feeling confident even in Western Europe.
Michał Grobelny 11 December 2014
Ihor Hoshovskyi 17 November 2014
The Viking Weakens: Why the Cargo Turnover of Ukrzaliznytsia’s Key International Project has Fallen by 40%
The cargo turnover of the Viking container train fell by 40 percent in the first seven months of this year while the cargo turnover of the Zubr train fell by about 60 percent. Why Ukrzaliznytsia’s best-known international transport projects are losing cargoes and how the Ukraine-EU association agreement will affect the market.
Olga Bystritska 24 October 2014
The volume of passenger traffic fell by almost half on Ukraine’s domestic routes and by 27% on international routes during the first nine months of this year. The biggest increases in passenger traffic were at Ivano-Frankovsk and Dnepropetrovsk airports. The largest airport in the country, the Boryspil airport, lost 10 percent of its passenger traffic.
Maxim Arslanov 16 October 2014
The destruction of Ukraine’s roads will stop if it is ensured that the existing fuel surcharge (UAH 2.6 per liter of gasoline) is used for the intended purpose and if there is proper enforcement of size and weight requirements. What do officials and representatives of the automobile market think about this?
Maxim Arslanov 08 October 2014
Maxim Arslanov 03 October 2014
Olga Bystritska 30 September 2014
The fall in the purchasing power of Ukrainians and their wait-and-see attitude to air travel have sent the industry into a steep nosedive. The passenger traffic of domestic airlines fell by 15% in the first eight months of this year, and such a figure will mean more than a million fewer tickets at the end of the year.
Maxim Arslanov 16 September 2014
The biggest losses as a result of the military operations in the Donbass have been incurred by the largest industrial groups in Ukraine: Metinvest, DTEK, ISD, and state-owned coal mines. The daily loading of railcars fell by 59 percent in August, which represents monthly losses of more than UAH 0.5 billion in revenues.
Olga Bystritska 01 September 2014
Sergey Lyalikov 28 August 2014
Maxim Arslanov 22 August 2014
Maxim Arslanov 15 August 2014
Maxim Arslanov 30 July 2014
Olga Bystritska 22 July 2014
Terror in the Sky: Why the Boeing Crash Poses Threat of Catastrophe to the Ukrainian Aviation Industry
The crash of the Malaysian Airlines’ Boeing 777 airplane has cast doubt on the safety of flights over the territory of Ukraine. The world’s largest airlines have decided to stop flying through Ukrainian territory. What could be the consequences of the disaster for the long-suffering Ukrainian aviation industry?
Maxim Arslanov 21 July 2014
Interview with Brooklyn-Kiev: Nothing is Actually Being Done Despite Impressive Statements from the Government
In an interview with the CFTS, the Brooklyn-Kiev company’s Managing Director Yurii Hubankov discusses the progress of the construction of a grain terminal at the Odessa port, funding from the EBRD, and the outcome of the company’s cooperation with one of the world's largest grain traders, Louis Dreyfus.
Olga Bystritska 11 July 2014
Maxim Arslanov 07 July 2014
Maxim Arslanov 03 July 2014