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?

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.

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