Ukraine: throughput of seaports down in 2016

In January-December 2016 seaports of Ukraine handled 131.998 million tons of cargo (-8.9%), says press center of Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority. Transshipment of export cargo totaled 100.395 million tons (- 3.3%), imports – 16.013 million tons (- 10.8%), transit – 10.370 million tons (-34.8%), inland traffic – 5.220 million tons (- 23.7%). State stevedores under…

Uzbekistan: Karshi-Dekhkanabad 90 km railway section electrified

As technological development necessitated transportation development, Uzbekistan electrified 1700 kilometres of its railway network, putting into operation 500 kilometers in 2016 alone. Following the 2010 Presidential Resolution “On Accelerating Infrastructure, Transport and Communication Construction Development in 2011-2015” Uzbekistan electrified and commissioned the Marakand-Karshi railway section in summer 2015. This led to the launch of an…

Ukraine: gas stocks down

Gas stocks in Ukraine’s underground storage facilities have declined by 22.2% or 3.272 billion cubic meters to 11.460 billion cubic meters since October 13, 2016 when the current heating season began, through January 8. Ukraine withdrew 86.33 million cubic meters from underground storage on January 8, and a total of 533.38 million cubic meters in…

Georgia: international arrivals up in 2016

Visits to Georgia by foreign citizens reached 6,350,825 in 2016, up by 7.6% YoY, according to the data released by the Interior Ministry. The Interior Ministry compiles statistics based on border crossing data. Travelers entering Georgia and staying in the country for more than 24 hours are classified as “tourists”. Of the total 6.35 million…

Belarus: Bellesbumprom enterprises branch out into 12 new markets in 2016

Bellesbumprom enterprises branched out into 12 new markets in 2016, Bellesbumprom spokesperson Ruzhena Novitskaya said. “The export geography of Bellesbumprom enterprises included such new destinations as Bangladesh, Bahrain, Cameroon, Kenya, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Morocco, the UAE, Albania, Iraq, Israel, and Luxembourg. In January-November 2016, the enterprises of Bellesbumprom exported $268.5 million worth of products…

Ukraine: application for gas transit via GTS up

Russia’s Gazprom increased an application for Russian gas transit via the Ukrainian gas transport system (GTS) by 10% compared to first days of January, to 278.9 million cubic meters, spokesman for the pubic joint-stock company Ukrtransgaz Maksym Beliavsky has said. “By the way, Gazprom sent the expanded application for transit to Europe – 278.9 million…