Transport

28-07-2008
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.
14-07-2008
The container terminal of the Port of Tartous has been inaugurated by PM Naji Al-Otri, eight months after it began operations.
30-06-2008
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.
23-06-2008
UAE airlines will have unlimited access to Syrian airports, except Damascus’, following an agreement between the Civil Aviation Authorities of the two countries
23-06-2008
The Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development has extended a new loan to Syria to finance the construction of the Deir-ez-Zor-Hassakeh motorway.
16-06-2008
Syrianair carried a total of 1.271 million passengers in 2007 according to Yarob Badr, Minister of Transport.
26-05-2008
Germany has put restrictions on the export of heavy trucks to Syria on the ground that they could be used for military purposes.
26-05-2008
Damascus Cargo Village (DCV) has announced a 200 percent increase in its 2007 profits to SYP 5 million.
19-05-2008
Bahrain Air will start servicing Aleppo next month, according to a press release from the Gulf airliner.
05-05-2008
Al-Sham Shipping Company, Syria’s largest shipping company, has announced a drop in both profits and revenues last year.
31-03-2008
SriLankan Airlines is seeking a General Sales Agent in Syria.
31-03-2008
Al-Ahliah Transport Company, an inter-city road transport firm, has announced total profits of SYP 10.8 million in 2007.
24-03-2008
The Syrian Parliament has passed a law establishing Pearl Aviation, Syria’s first private airline company.
24-03-2008
Turkish Airlines (THY) announced that it will start direct flights from Istanbul to Aleppo three days a week, starting on May 15th.
20-01-2008
The Syrian Government has granted a license to establish the first private airline company in Syria to operate scheduled flights.