Opinions

Artyom Volkov
The incident in Kerch Strait: the positions of the participants of the conflict and the reaction of Ukraine

According to the Agreement Azov Sea and Kerch Strait are inland waters of Ukraine and Russia. Merchant vessels, as well as navy vessels, that are sailed under the flags of Russia and Ukraine have the right to proceed unhampered through Kerch Strait without the necessity to go through any permitting procedures.

Yevhen Dykhne
Delays of Charter Flights: Ethics vs. Business

Delays or cancellations of charter flights are often viewed in terms of legal responsibility or its absence. Unfortunately, very few people view them in terms of business ethics.

Andrii Isaiev
The Volume of Cargo Transportation on River Dnipro is Increasing. Is It Developing?

The volume of cargo transportation on River Dnipro increased by 14% in the first six months of this year, compared with the corresponding period of last year. Is the structure of the cargoes being transported heartening?

Artyom Volkov
Prevention of sea pollution or ecological terrorism?

“Sea defenders” act under familiar scheme: attendance the vessel – inspection report – request letter on vessel’s detention in the name of the harbor master.

Jock Mendoza-Wilson
Ports are the Life Blood of an Open Economy

The transformation of the port sector cannot be achieved by the government sector alone.

Georgii Zubko
Georgii Zubko: Boryspil Airport Embarks on the Road to Creating a Multimodal Hub

What the airport has already achieved and how it will develop in the coming years.

Raivis Veckagans
Ports of Mykolaiv: Prospective Development Territories

What the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority has already done for the port industry in the Mykolaiv region and what awaits it in the near future.

Yurii Vaskov
What Needs To Be Done To Launch Alternative Transit Routes

Ukraine could become a transit country for delivery of raw materials from the Southern Hemisphere to Europe, through ports and by rail to the country’s western border crossings.

Roman Khmil
How We are Changing the Rules on the Market of Bus Services In Ukraine

"Carriers are increasingly encountering abuse of the monopoly positions of owners of bus stations," Roman Khmil, the head of the department of motor transport at the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure, wrote in an exclusive column for the CFTS portal.

Boguslaw Kowalski
I Urge Unselfish Cooperation With Ukraine

A speech by Zespoł Doradcow Gospodarczych TOR’s general director Boguslaw Kowalski at the opening of the Ukrainian section of the European Rolling Stock Forum 2015, which took place in Warsaw on 11 March.

Artur Nitsevich
Ukrainе–EU Association Agreement - in focus Trade, Maritime and Customs

The Association Agreement between the European Union, the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part (hereinafter "the Agreement") is an international agreement aimed at deepening integration between the EU and Ukraine in the sphere of politics, trade, culture, and strengthening of security.

Vadym Tretiak
Why Market Liberalization Will Revitalize the Airline Industry

The commercial director of Wizz Air Ukraine discusses the company’s results for the first nine months of 2014, the impact of the current crisis on the industry, state support for the airline industry, and new destinations in an exclusive column for CFTS.

Mark Magaletsky
Demand for Terminals for Transshipment of Agricultural Products is High

Despite the complex military, political, and economic situation in Ukraine, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has not suspended its operations in the country and continues to finance projects in various sectors, including the transport sector. This year alone, the EBRD plans to sign agreements on implementation of new projects worth about EUR 1 billion.

Orest Klimpush
A Roadmap for Seaports

Orest Klimpush, Ukraine’s first minister of transport and currently the head of the Federation of Transport Employers of Ukraine, discusses the roadmap that his organization prepared with the aim of optimizing the operations of seaports.

Yurii Miroshnikov
Yurii Miroshnykov: How the Political Crisis is Affecting the Airline Industry

The president of Ukraine International Airlines, the largest airline company in Ukraine, discusses the difficulties associated with protests, the Common Aviation Area, and cooperation with the Boryspil airport

Yurii Vaskov
First Results Of One Hundred Days of Port Reform

The key points of a speech by Yurii Vaskov, the chairman of the Administration of Seaports of Ukraine (ASU), at the Ukrainian Transport Infrastructure Forum on October 15, 2013

Diana Stamikova
Diana Stamykova: Will Transit Cargo Be Transported Through Ukrainian Container Terminals?

The TIS Container Terminal’s Commercial Director Diana Stamykova discusses the issues that shape a country's reputation as an attractive transit route, as well as the current state of these issues in the Ukrainian maritime industry.

Mark Magaletsky
Mark Magaletsky: We Are Introducing Road Maintenance Contracts Based On Final Result

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is one of the longest-standing creditors of the state automobile road agency (Ukravtodor).

Maria Mikhailenko
Why it is Necessary to Create Clusters at Ukrainian Ports

International consultants invited by the Ministry of Infrastructure are proposing that Ukraine consider the possibility of the cluster system for development of ports. Today, one can speak not only about the fact that many ports in Europe and the world have chosen this route, but also about the fact that clustering, along with inter-modality and containerization, has become the irrevocable global trend in maritime trade. Maria Mikhailenko, a principal with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, talks about whether such a scenario is possible in Ukraine and its possible benefits.

Natalia Artiomova
Competition Cannot Be Held Back Indefinitely

The commercial director of Wizz Air Ukraine discusses liberalization of the aviation market with Europe, the advantages of low-cost airlines, and the concept of a flagship carrier in an exclusive column for CTS.