Analytics

Railcar Manufacturers Increase Production 2.5-Fold In 2016

The railcar manufacturing industry grew significantly in 2016, but the growth was from a very low base because only 1,100 railcars were produced in 2015

A Review of 2016 in the Transport Industry

Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelian estimates the results of 2016 for transport industry.

The Plastic Airplane: a Review of the World's First Bombardier CS300 Airliner

The Bombardier CS300 is a completely new medium-range, narrow-body airliner that is intended to challenge the Airbus 320 and the Boeing 737 airliners.

Unanswered Questions: How Ukraine’s Transport Strategy Was Discussed

A short summary of the public debate on the preparation of Ukraine’s National Transport Strategy: general phrases instead of concrete figures

The Kazakh American: How General Electric’s Locomotive Works In Subcarpathia

The Ivano-Frankivskсement company bought a TE33A locomotive manufactured by General Electric from Kazakhstan three years ago. The CFTS portal finds out how the locomotive has performed and why the company is operating it on Ukrzaliznytsia’s routes

Container Transshipment Capacity In Ukraine: One Working, Four Watching?

Only one-fifth of Ukraine’s container transshipment facilities are assured of cargo flows. Owners of container terminals are handling non-core cargoes to ensure utilization of their capacities

Drones: Dawn of a New Era

The drones has a great potential to save lives, increase safety, produce new jobs and boost economy growth. And 2016 is a great year for the future of commercial drones.

The Board’s Platform: Where Ukrzaliznytsia’s Leadership is Leading the Company

Members of the board of the Ukrzaliznytsia public railway company met with business representatives and journalists to discuss the current state of affairs and announce their plans for further reform of the railway industry. We publish the most interesting quotes from them.

Yurii Vaskov: I am Not Striving to Return to Government Agencies at this Stage (Part 2)

In the second part of his interview with the CFTS portal, former deputy minister of infrastructure Yurii Vaskov spoke about establishment of a maritime administration, reform of the Ukrainian Port Authority, the new strategy for development of the maritime industry, port charges, and Ukraine’s transit potential.

Yurii Vaskov: I am Not Striving to Return to Government Agencies at this Stage (Part 1)

In an interview with the CFTS portal, Yurii Vaskov discusses his attitude to work in state agencies, the new structure of the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure, the long-standing problems in his industry, and why reforms are moving so slowly.

The An-178’s Silk Road: What is Known about Antonov’s Deal with Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijani airline, Silk Way Airlines, has become the first serious buyer for the An-178 aircraft. Several details of the contract, as well as when and where the carrier will use the Ukrainian aircraft, have emerged.

How high port charges hampering Ukraine’s export (opinion)

Andrey Smirnov, Metinvest Group's head of seaborne shipments, about how high port charges are hampering the development of Ukraine’s export potential.

Airports vs Airlines: European Market Trends

Who dictates terms on the European air transport market, who "skims the cream," and what are low-cost airlines striving for? Notes from the "European Regional Airports 2016" forum.

COFCO Terminal: Mykolaiv Sets Foot on the Silk Road

The COFCO corporation (China) has officially commissioned a terminal for transshipment of agricultural products at the Mykolaiv seaport.

What foreign investors think about Ukrainian railway market

The CFTS portal asked top managers of Alstom, Bombardier Transportation, GE Transportation about the Ukrainian railway market, its prospects and problems, as well as their expectations for Ukrzaliznytsia leadership and for the new government.

Warsaw-Lviv Eurorail: What is Known About the EUR-0.5-Billion Project

Ukraine wants to integrate into Europe with the help of railways. There are plans to build a railway with the European standard track gauge from Lviv to Warsaw. The prospects of the project are still unclear, but Chinese investors are ready to invest.

Wojciech Balczun On Why He Agreed To Head Ukrzaliznytsia

We visited Wojciech Balczun, the winner of the competition to head the Ukrzaliznytsia public railway company, in Warsaw. We learned about his Ukrainian ancestors and asked if he was ready to fight hard to implement reforms and not just work for a good salary.

Trends of the European Aviation Market: Seven Themes from the CONNECT 2016 Conference

Ryanair’s plans for 2016, why Ryanair’s is not interested in the Ukrainian market, how low-cost carriers are edging out charter carriers, and why network airlines are merging with budget airlines. These were the main themes of the CONNECT 2016 international aviation conference.

The Difficulties of the Second Phase of Railway Reform In Ukraine

PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia board member Yevhen Kravtsov and head of Ukrzaliznytsia’s department of reform and corporate development Andrii Bukovskyi discuss when a railway freight company will be created and who opposes reform of Ukrzaliznytsia.

Why Vessel Calls at Ukrainian Ports are the Most Expensive in the World

Ukrainian ports are losing the competition on the world market - their services are four times more expensive than the services of Chinese and Brazilian ports and even the services of the Romanian port of Constanta. What can be done not to scare but attract cargoes?

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