Russia: CTSP H1 2016 operating results

In the first half of 2016 JSC “Container terminal Saint-Petersburg” (CTSP, member of UCL Holding) handled 288,2 thousand TEU, exceeding the last-year result by 66,5%, says CTSP. Import volume increased by 53,5% YoY, to 130,3k TEU, including 29,4k TEU of laden reefer containers. Export volume increased by 79%, compared to the same period last year,…

Russia: troops carry out electronic launches of Iskander-M missiles

Missile troops of the Eastern Military District from the Primorsky Territory, Russia’s Far East, have carried out the first electronic launches from the Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems in a tactical exercise at the Kapustin Yar range in the Astrakhan region, southern Russia, the Eastern Military District spokesman Colonel Alexander Gordeyev said. “The electronic launches…

Russia: 32 million tons of grains harvested

As of July 21, Russian agrarians continued harvesting grains and pulses. Agrarians harvested grain crops throughout the areas of 8.1 million ha (on the same date in 2015 – 6.7 million ha), or 16.2% of the planned areas (47.3 million ha). The produced volumes reached 32.7 million tons of grains, with the average yield of…

Uzbekistan: S7 Airlines and Uzbekistan Airways sign code-sharing agreement

Uzbekistan Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) and Russian airline S7 Airlines signed a code-sharing agreement, envisaging execution of joint flights. According to the Russian airline, the agreement will allow increasing frequency of flights between Novosibirsk and Tashkent. S7 Airlines conducts its own flights between two cities on Sundays. Now, the airline will also conduct flights on…

Kyrgyzstan: four large bankrupt plants sold

At least four large plants, which had been declared bankrupt, were in Kyrgyzstan. Kara-Balta Distillery State Enterprise, specializing in the production of Lux ethyl alcohol, alcohol oxide fraction, fusel alcohol, carbon dioxide, was bought by an investor from Russia, who planned to modernize the company and expand production. Kara-Balta Pilot Plant LLC was purchased by…

Uzbekistan: Dmitry Osovik to become production director of BAT Uzbekistan

Dmitry Osovik will become a director on production of British American Tobacco Uzbekistan (BAT Uzbekistan), BAT Russia said in a statement. Dmitry Osovik will be responsible for development of production at British American Tobacco’s division in Uzbekistan, including production of cigarettes, tobacco and supply chain, the company said. Prior to appointment, Dmitry Osovik worked as…