Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia to focus solely on transportation services

Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan says Ukrainian state-run railways operator JSC Ukrzaliznytsia should focus only on the comprehensive development of transportation services. “Ukrzaliznytsia will never be able to make quality locomotives on its own. It will never make high-quality rail cars. When they talk about their passenger trains, I’m sorry, it’s past century technology: railway…

Kazakhstan: smart transport system to be launched

In his new State-of-the-Nation Address Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev revealed what the future held for national transport and logistics infrastructure. President Nazarbayev is convinced that Kazakhstan needs to introduce digital technologies in a big way. For instance, in the address entitled “New Opportunities for Development Amidst the Fourth Industrial Revolution” President Nazarbayev suggests using…

Latvia: throughput of port Riga down in 2017

In 2017 the Freeport of Riga handled 33,674,700 tons of cargo, down by 9% YoY. According to the port authority, coal transshipment fell by 11.4%, to 11.776 million tons, transshipment of oil products totaled 5.64 million tons (-30.3%), wood pellets – 646,000 tons (+16.5%) and ore – 514,000 tons (+26.5%). The port’s container throughput grew…

Ukraine: repair of Odessa-Reni highway to be completed in 2018

In Ukraine, with a 10-year warranty, almost 200 kilometers of the Odessa-Reni route were repaired, and the rest will be put into operation in 2018.

Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan wrote this on his Facebook page. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: Road Fund starts operating

The Road Fund started working in Ukraine on January 1. About UAH 47 billion will be allocated to Ukrainian roads in 2018. “The automobile roads will for the first time receive the government-guaranteed funding. This year, almost UAH 33 billion will be allocated apart from separate additional financing of a number of key highways in…

Belarus: electric buses to be sold to Tehran

The Belarusian mechanical engineering company Belkommunmash is considering the possibility of selling electric buses to Tehran. This possibility and other matters of cooperation were discussed as Minsk Mayor Andrei Shorets met with Ambassador of Iran Mostafa Oveisi in Minsk, the press service of the Minsk City Executive Committee reported. Minsk and Tehran are sister cities.…

Lithuania: transport link between Klaipeda and Minsk discussed

During the meeting with Belarusian Minister of Transport and Communications Anatoly Sivak and Lithuanian Minister of Transport and Communications Rokas Masiulis discussed the successfully operating chain of Belarusian cargo transportation using the services provided by the Lithuanian Railways and Klaipeda State Seaport, as well as the outlook of bilateral cooperation in developing the necessary transport…