Tartous International Container Terminal, the company managing the containers terminal of the Port of Tartous, has been allowed by the Government to handle transshipments, according to a statement from its mother company, ICTSI.
The Port of Lattakia and a consortium led by CMA-CGM formally signed on February 1 the contract for the management of the containers terminal of the port.
Activity at the Port of Tartous rose last year according to preliminary figures from the Ministry of Transport.
Jazeera Airways has announced that it was launching a new route to Deir-ez-Zor.
Activity at the Port of Lattakia posted a slight increase in 2008, according to its director general, Suleiman Baloush.
Syria and Turkey have signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a joint railway factory in Aleppo.
CMA CGM has won the contract to run the Container Terminal of the Port of Lattakia (PoL), The Syria Report has learned.
Cham Wings Airlines has announced that it had concluded negotiations to lease two Airbus A319 aircrafts for a period of three years.
Syrianair will add two new Airbus planes to its fleet before the end of the year under a lease contract, according to Ya'rob Badr, Minister of Transport.
Syrian Airways Pearl, Syria's first privately-owned airliner, has been formally established following the company's first assembly general held last week in Damascus.
The Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development will provide a concessionary loan of USD 56 million to part-finance the construction of a motorway linking Deir-ez-Zor to the Iraqi border.
Syria’s two largest ports, Lattakia and Tartous, handled a total of 20 million tons in 2007, stable from a year earlier, as well as 563,000 TEUs, an annual increase of 10 percent.
The container terminal of the Port of Tartous has been inaugurated by PM Naji Al-Otri, eight months after it began operations.
The two major motorways that will cross Syria through the North-South and East-West axes will cost USD 1.6 billion to build, according to Hussein Arnous, Director-General of The General Organization of Road Transport.
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