The task of the state and the Ukrzaliznytsia public railway company, which is a state monopoly, is primarily to respond to geopolitical challenges adequately.
Active work to diversify cargo transit routes can help Ukrzaliznytsia to compensate for its loss of revenue from transit of Russian goods. In addition to the Silk Road project, the cargo route from Black Sea ports to Ukraine’s western border crossings can be promising.
A container train has departed on a trial run on the Trans-Caspian corridor (Ukraine-China), through Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan. We visit the Illichivsk port to find whether this is just a public-relations move or a real business project.
The general director of the Klaipeda State Seaport Authority, Arvydas Vaitkus, discusses the recipe for successfully attracting transit cargoes and development of cooperation with Ukraine.
Investments in the implementation of the “New Silk Road” strategy are measured in trillions of dollars. Ukraine began appearing on the list of potential transit countries for Chinese goods this year.
Artem Dashkovsky, deputy director of Rail World Ukraine, tells the CFTS on locomotives renewal, private rail business perspectives and Western attitude towards Ukrainian Railways reforming process.
Experts estimate the annual volume of agricultural products that Russian exports to the Turkish market at USD 2.4 billion and the annual volume of mining and metals products at USD 1.6 billion. Russia’s sanction against Turkey opens prospects for Ukrainian exports to Turkey to increase by USD 4 billion.
In addition to coal, Ukrainian products can successfully replace all the other products of the mining and metals industry. Analyst of CFTS-Consulting Andrii Isaiev comments on the prospects for Ukraine's metallurgy.
Ukrzaliznytsia has extended the capacity of the Black Sea-Beregovaya railway segment by 10 million tons of cargo per year with money from private investors - TIS and Borivage.
CTS is beginning the "Industry Survey 2015" project in in conjunction with Deloitte. The goal of the project is to bring together the expert opinions of Ukraine's transport business leaders on the most pressing and important issues involving reform of the transport sector.
In an interview with the CFTS portal, Paweł Kopczyński, the head of the rail transport department at the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure, and Ireneusz Majcher, an adviser to the Polish Minister of Transport, discuss the reform of Ukrzaliznytsia.
Owners of electric cars tell us why the number of such cars in Ukraine increased fourfold in the first half of 2015 and the difference between perceptions of this segment of the car market in Ukraine and the European Union.
Leoš Novotný, the owner of Czech railway operator Leo Express, in an exclusive interview to the CFTS portal on the reasons of entering into Ukrainian market, limits of ambitions, and the peculiarities of business growth.
Dmitry Chornenky, the head of the Integrated Transport Systems Department at Siemens Ukraine, discusses private locomotive traction in Ukraine and the conditions under which his company will be interested in cooperation with Ukrainian companies.
We have prepared an essay about the Infrastructure Minister’s inspection of compliance with the new rules on deregulating control of ships at the ports of Nikolayev and Yuzhny and spoken to the crews of giant ships. It is like arriving in Europe, they said in disbelief.
Advisor to the Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Stefan Hofsaess in an exclusive interview to the CFTS portal on the reform of Ukrzaliznytsia, future cargo rail company, the impact of the Association Agreement with the EU on the railway industry and the prospects of Ukraine's transit potential.
Artur Ohadzhanyan, a partner at Deloitte & Touche, discusses the specifics of the valuation of the assets of the State Railway Administration (Ukrzaliznytsia) in an exclusive interview with the CTS portal. With 900,000 objects and eight months of work involved, Ukrzaliznytsia is the largest enterprise in Ukraine to have a general valuation of its assets performed.
A new national record for the volume of cargo loaded onto a vessel was recently set at the Yuzhny seaport, when 203,590 tons of iron-ore concentrate was loaded onto a Newcastlemax-class bulk carrier.
The Deloitte audit firm has valued the assets of the State Railway Administration (Ukrzaliznytsia) at UAH 245 billion (USD 11.2 billion). The society has already begun debating whether this value is understated or overstated. We ask experts what they think about this.
Resident Twinning Adviser Jose Samino in an exclusive interview to the CFTS portal on the reform of Ukrzaliznytsia, private traction and reforming experience of the Spain's railways.