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?

The Fight Against Corruption and a New Approach to Tariffs – Businesses’ Requests On Transport Industry Reform

Dmitry Pavlenko, Deloitte’s director of tax and legal services, Sergei Vovk, the director of CFTS, and Andrei Shkliar, the head of CFTS Consulting, present the results of "Industry Survey 2016," a survey of transport business leaders.

Ukrzaliznytsia’s First Geopolitical Success

The task of the state and the Ukrzaliznytsia public railway company, which is a state monopoly, is primarily to respond to geopolitical challenges adequately.

Alternative to Russia: Which New Transit Cargoes Can Ukraine Expect

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.

How the First Train Bypassing Russia was Launched

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.

The New Silk Road and Ukraine: Five Key Questions

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.

Ukrainian Law On Rail Transport Has No Details For Business - Interview With Rail World Ukraine

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.

What Ukraine is Offering Turkey as Replacement for Russian Products

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.

Ukraine Ready To Replace Russia On Turkish Steel And Iron Ore Market

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.

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.

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