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How Private Businesses are Building Railways to Ukrainian Ports

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.

Industry Survey: A Survey of the Opinions of Transport Business Leaders in Ukraine

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.

How Poles are Working on Reform of Ukrainian Railways - Interview

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.

Charging the Economy: Why the Number of Electric Cars in Ukraine has Quadrupled in Six Months

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.

Interview With CEO of Leo Express: There Are Opportunities To Expand Our Service In Ukraine

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.

What Siemens Thinks About Investment In Ukraine - Interview

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.

What Ship Captains are Saying after Deregulation in Ukrainian Ports

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.

Ukrzaliznytsia Cargo will be the number one in Europe – Interview with Stefan Hofsaess

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.

How Ukrzaliznytsia Was Appraised – Interview With Deloitte

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.

Giant Ships in Ukrainian Ports: How to Load Cargoes Faster

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 Value of Ukrzaliznytsia: Expert Opinions

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.

Creditors need transparency in the accounts of Ukrzaliznytsia - Interview With Resident Twinning Adviser Jose Samino

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.

Interview with the New Acting Head of Ukrzaliznytsia: Private Traction Will Emerge Whether We Desire it or Not

Oleksandr Zavhorodnyi granted his first interview since his appointment to the post of acting General Director of Ukrzaliznytsia to the CFTS portal. He discussed the direction in which the new management of Ukrzaliznytsia will lead the country's railways, railway reform, and railway tariffs.

The Bessarabia Gambit: Why Ukraine’s Danube Region Needs Infrastructure

Ukraine with access to the Danube is a fundamentally different country in terms of geopolitical power. Apparently, we ourselves do not fully understand this. Surprisingly, Moldova is protecting its national interests more effectively.

Interview with the New President of Antonov: We Have Reached Agreement on a Consortium with the Poles

In an exclusive interview with the CFTS portal, the Antonov state aircraft manufacturing enterprise’s acting President Mykhailo Hvozdev discusses plans for development of the enterprise, the prospects of the new An-178 aircraft, the development of the An-188 aircraft, completion of the second "Mriya" aircraft, and relations with Antonov’s Russian partners.

Why the New Plan to Build an LNG Terminal is More Realistic than Previous Attempts

For the third time, Ukraine is gathering the strength to build an LNG terminal. It is relying on Georgian gas this time. However, taking a closer look, the latest attempt seems quite serious because it has an American footprint.

Key Points Of the New Ukrzaliznytsia Director’s Agenda

Acting General Director of the State Railway Administration (Ukrzaliznytsia) Oleksandr Zavhorodnyi discusses corruption, lustration, his ambitions, cargoes, tariffs, buses, and other issues at his first ever press conference.

Was the Lufthansa Logo Designed by a Ukrainian artist?

The Lufthansa brand is one of the most recognizable brands in the world, and it is worth USD 4 billion. Ukrainian-language websites claim that the author of Lufthansa’s logo was Ukrainian Robert Lisovsky while English-language websites claim that the author was Otto Firle. We tried to find out where the truth lies.

How to Revive Air Transport Operations in Ukraine: 7 Components of the New Market Model by Pyvovarskyi

Journalists from the CFTS portal met with Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Andrii Pyvovarskyi to discuss the model of the aviation market to which the country is aspiring. The minister listed the seven components of this new market model.

Twelve Advantages Of National Airport Network: Lithuanian Experience

A year ago Lithuania merged three main national airports into an airport network managed by state-run enterprise Lietuvos oro uostai. Its CEO Gediminas Almantas wrote an exclusive column for the CFTS about advantages of Lithuanian airport network.