Poland: Port of Gdansk and Halcrow Group ink agreement to develop Wisla River Waterway feasibility study

An agreement for the preparation of a feasibility study for the Wisla River Waterway has been concluded in Gdansk. It was signed by the representatives of the Port of Gdansk Authority SA: President Lukasz Greinke and Vice-President Macin Osowski, as well as Artur Mazurek, representing the contractor selected by tender, the British company Halcrow Group…

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Ukraine: pork imports up in H1 2018

Ukraine in the first six months of 2018 imported 8,400 tons of pork, up 8-fold YoY. “In January-June Ukraine received 8,400 tons of fresh, chilled and frozen pork against 924 tons in the past year with an aggregate value of $15.4 million,” the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders reported. The major pork suppliers remain the…

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Ukraine: gas reserves up

Natural gas reserves in Ukrainian underground storage facilities (USFs) have increased by 55.4%, or by 4.12 billion cubic meters since the gas injection season started on April 9, to 11.554 billion cubic meters. Some 366.55 million cubic meters of gas was injected into the USFs on July 1-7, according to the state-run gas transport system…

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Azerbaijan: hazelnut exports to Europe to increase

Azerbaijan Hazelnut Producers and Exporters Association (AHPEA) intends to expand the geography of hazelnut exports on the European market, the association’s Chairman Ismayil Orujov declared. He said that last week Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) organized an export delegation to Switzerland, and about 12 Azerbaijani producers took part in it. “It is important…

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Ukraine: Boryspil Airport tops ACI Europe rating for passenger flow increase in May 2018

According to the results of Airports Council International (ACI Europe), Boryspil International Airport in May took the first place in the category of airports that handle 10-25 million passengers, the airport’s press service posted on its Facebook page. “The coordinated work of our team continues to multiply success,” reads the report. Boryspil Airport showed the…

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Uzbekistan: banks sign deal on trade financing with Kazakhstan

Uzbek joint-stock commercial bank Asia Alliance Bank together with Kazakhstan’s export insurance company KazakhExport and “Alfa Bank” JSC have successfully executed a deal for a total of $1.5 million. The main objectives of the bank’s foreign economic activity are to attract resources of the world financial institutions for financing the sectors of the economy of…

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Georgia: wine exports up in H1 2018

Georgia exported 38.2 million bottles of wine to 48 countries in the first six months of 2018, announces the Georgian National Wine Agency. In January-June Georgia generated about $90.3 million from the sale of wine abroad. Revenue increased by 28% YoY, while the volume of exports increased by 21%, said the Georgian National Wine Agency.…

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Ukraine: GIZ to launch new project to support Energy Efficiency Fund

The German federal company Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) mbH launches a new project to support the Energy Efficiency Fund of Ukraine, Vice Prime Minister-Minister for Regional Development, Construction and Housing Hennadiy Zubko wrote on his Facebook page. “We continue to unite international partners around the energy efficiency reform and the launch of the…

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