Russia: coal exports via Rosterminalugol hit 9 million tons milestone in 2016

Throughput of Rosterminalugol in 2016 has reached 9 million tons year-to-date, the company’s press release says. The milestone ton was loaded on July 20. Rosterminalugol was established in 1996 to build and operate the coal terminal at Port of Ust-Luga. The company specializes in loading / unloading operations, freight forwarding services, building and maintenance of…

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Russia: grain handling capacity surplus gives ground for exports increase

Active development of Russian grain handling port capacities ensured record high exports in the 2015/2016 season. Current surplus of capacities, as well as projects for grain handling terminals expansion, provide a basis for further growth of grain export capacity. UkrAgroConsult estimates that over the past 10 years Russian grain handling seaports capacities increased by more…

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Azerbaijan: AZAL and Ural Airlines agree on Gabala-Moscow code-share

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Russian Ural Airlines will start operating joint flights on Gabala-Moscow-Gabala route from July 31. According to the code-share agreement, flights of Ural Airlines on this airline will be operated under the codes of both airlines. Direct flights on Gabala-Moscow-Gabala route will be operated every week on Sundays. Departure from Domodedovo International…

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Russia to resume Burgas – Alexandroupolis oil pipeline project

Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline project may be resumed in case of difficulties with navigation through the Black Sea straits, Chief Executive Officer of the Russian pipeline operator Nikolai Tokarev said. “We have just recently received a formal notice of they support prospects of Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline project. They are against winding-up a management company created for…

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Russia: court upholds decision on Louboutin action against perfumery suppliers

The Moscow Ninth Appellation Court upheld the decision under the lawsuit of designer Christian Louboutin against Russian perfumery suppliers. The Moscow Arbitration Court earlier ordered to collect over 24 million rubles ($375,445) for violation of trademark rights. “The decision of the Moscow Arbitration Court of April 22, should be left unchanged and appeals should not…

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Russia: inventors create mini-helicopter

Russian inventors from Aeromechanics Company unveil Micron gyrocopter. They’ve created what’s believed to be one of the smallest and lightest helicopters in the world. The invention weighs only 115 kilograms and can reach speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour. The chopper can easily take off from any landing site with a 10-meter diameter.…

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Ukraine: grain stocks down

As of July 1, agricultural enterprises (excluding small-scale ones), and grain storage and processing enterprises of Ukraine stocked 7.032 million tons of grains (including 3.013 million tons of wheat, 2.178 million tons of corn, 1.512 million tons of barley, 46.5 thousand tons of rye), down by 839 thousand tons YoY, the State Statistics Service of…

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Ukraine: Food and Grain Corporation to buy 3.5 million tons of grain

PJSC State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine plans to buy 3.5 million tons of grain of the new harvest, according to the corporation’s press service.

Also, the press service reported that the corporation purchased 3.15 million tons of grain worth over 11 billion UAH in the 2015/2016 marketing year. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: UIA enhances fleet

On July 20, Ukraine International Airlines received the brand new Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft manufactured at Boeing facilities in Seattle, the US. The new Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft can accommodate 186 passengers in two class seating configuration. The aircraft passed an official registration procedure in Ukraine and received the UR-PSR registration number. Therefore, Ukraine International…

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Ukraine: Ukrtransgaz signs interconnection agreement with Transgaz S.A.

In order to facilitate cross-border gas flows and provide free and non-discriminatory access to the gas transmission infrastructure, the National Gas Transmission Company Transgaz, Romania, and Natural Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine Ukrtransgaz have signed the interconnection agreement for the interconnection point “Isaccea” located at the Ukrainian-Romanian border near Orlovka (on the territory of…

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Ukraine: markets for grain in season 2016/2017

In 2016 Ukrainian farmers may gather one of the richest grain harvests. Amid low world prices and strong competition, the issue of new markets searching becomes highly important. Considerable increase in wheat imports is expected from several countries: Egypt, Korea, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Morocco. Growing demand of Korea for wheat imports provides Ukrainian grain…

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Ukraine: India enjoying rapeseed oil

Analysis of rapeseed and its processed products exports shows typical reduction of rapeseed supply to foreign markets in favor of its processed products export shipments – rapeseed meal and rapeseed oil. This is evidenced by rapeseed crushing increase in the country. For instance, in the 2015/2016 marketing year the share of crushed rapeseed in total…

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