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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.

Interview With MTBS Director Steven Bouckaert

In an exclusive interview with CFTS, the director of the Dutch financial and advisory firm MTBS, Steven Bouckaert, talks about the prospects of the Ukrainian port industry, improvement of its investment climate, and investments at a time of financial instability.

The New Law For Ukrainian Railways: Five Key Aspects

The draft law on railways that was published for debate includes several revolutionary aspects. For example, it provides for creation of private locomotive traction and equal access to infrastructure. This is because of the need for the law to meet the standards of the European Union.

Interview With Dmytro Kiva: the Antonov State Enterprise’s Plans in Poland

In an interview with the Polish portal Defence24.pl, the Antonov state aircraft manufacturing enterprise’s General Designer Dmytro Kiva discusses cooperation with Poland and the prospects of the Russian aircraft manufacturing industry.

Meet Newcastlemax: the Benefits of Working with Large-Tonnage Vessels at Ukrainian Ports

The latest achievement at the Yuzhny port a Newcastlemax-class was loaded at berth. How does this affect the revenue of the Administration of Seaports of Ukraine (ASU) and how can stevedores and cargo owners benefit from the use of such "maritime heavyweights?"

Why Ukrzaliznytsia Decided To Restructure Its Debts

Head of Advisory at CFTS-Consulting Andrii Shkliar comments the Ukrzaliznytsia's decision to restructure its debts.

Interview with Brooklyn-Kiev: the Prosecutor's Office is Lobbying for the Interests of our Competitors

In a candid interview with CFTS, Yurii Hubankov, the general director of Brooklyn-Kiev, one of the biggest private stevedoring companies in Ukraine, explains why his company is in the crosshairs of the prosecutor’s office, who is behind it, and the tools for protecting the company’s business in Ukraine

Infrustructure trap in Ukraine: where is the log-out?

Director оf Centre for transport strategies Serhiy Vovk talk about infrastructure problems in Ukraine at symposium "Ukraine: Escape from Post-Soviet Legacy". The most problematic zone of high importance for Ukrainian economy is railway, thinks expert.

War Rail Express: How Passenger Trains are Launched in the Occupied Part of the Donbass

The Lugansk-Yasinovataya train, the first regular passenger train in the occupied part of the Donbass, covers 150 kilometers in six hours. Conductors in Ukrzaliznytsia uniform serve few passengers. Anti-mine platforms are in front of the locomotive.

Without Wizz Air: What Forced the Only Low-Cost Airline in Ukraine to Withdraw from the Market

The Ukrainian subsidiary of the Wizz Air Hungary budget airline is ending operations on the eve of the tourist season. Apparently, investors fear for their investments because they see no improvement in Ukraine, and they are hastily evacuating their assets from the country.

Interview with Freightliner PL: the Litmus Test Will be the Development of the Existing Operators in Ukraine

Konstantin Skorik, the head of the Polish division of the British rail operator Freightliner, discusses reform of Ukrzaliznytsia and the conditions under which his company will enter the Ukrainian market in an exclusive interview with CFTS.

How to Improve Agro-Logistics: Determining the Sore Spots

CFTS Consulting was a consultant on the World Bank’s project involving preparation of an action plan on elimination of the negative factors in agro-logistics for the government. The company’s lead expert Andrii Shkliar discusses the results of the first phase of the project.

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