Armenia: TAROM to connect Yerevan and Bucharest

Romanian flag-carrier TAROM is entering the Armenian market after earlier reports of the company’s interest in the country. A presentation celebrating the launch of the airline’s activity in Armenia is slated for January 18. Representatives of the General Department of Civil Aviation, the Ministry of Transport, Romania’s Embassy in Yerevan, as well as some 80…

Estonia: Centre to expand free public transport

Public transport in Tallinn is currently free for all registered residents of the capital city. The coalition Centre Party, however, intends to expand free public transport in Tallinn to all Estonian residents, part of a broader effort to ultimately provide free transport throughout Estonia. According to Centre Party board member Toomas Vitsut, the time has…

Azerbaijan: president allocates funds for road construction in Zardab

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an Order regarding measures to construct Zardab-Garavalli road in Zardab.

Under the presidential order, the Azerbaijan Highway State Agency is allocated 3.9 million manats for the construction of the road connecting six residential areas with a total population of 7,000 people. (AzerNews/Business World Magazine)

Latvia: Port of Liepaja throughput up in 2018

Freight volume handled in the Port of Liepaja in 2018 climbed by 24.4% YoY, to 7,537,600 tons, the Port Authority says. In the reporting period, transshipment of grain grew by 20.9%, to 3,034,400 tons, anthracite – by 22.6%, to 1.47 million tons, and construction materials – by 21.9%, to 762,400 tons, while transshipment of oil…

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia passenger traffic up in 2018

In 2018, Ukraine’s state railways operator JSC Ukrzaliznytsia increased passenger traffic by 4 million people compared to 2017. JSC Ukrzaliznytsia transported 55.9 million passengers last year, the press service of the company reported. The increase in traffic happened due to the rational use of cars. “During the New Year and Christmas holidays, we launched about…

Estonia: Port of Tallinn welcomes Christmas Cruise

On December 25, 2018 the vessel Baltic Princess brought Finnish tourists on a Christmas-themed cruise to enjoy the Christmas Spirit in Tallinn, the Port of Tallinn says in a press release. “Winter cruises are a good opportunity to enjoy besides the usual sights of Tallinn, several Christmas-themed activities and explore the Estonian Christmas season customs,”…

Ukraine: cargo water transportation down in January-November 2018

In January-November, water transport of Ukraine carried 5.3 million tons of cargo, down by 2.1% YoY, says State Statistics Committee of Ukraine.

Cargo turnover fell by 20.8%, to 3,155.1 million ton-km.

All types of transport carried 517 million tons of cargo (-1.5%). (PortNews/Business World Magazine)