Traffic at Syria’s two commercial maritime ports fell sharply last year, according to the Deputy Minister of Transport.
ICTSI, the operator of one of Syria’s two commercial maritime ports, is pulling out of the country, citing the rising violence.
The clashes that forced the Damascus International Airport to close down for the week-end will likely have long-term effect on its operations.
Damascus Cargo Village posted a decline of 31 percent in its revenues and a sharper reduction of 60 percent in its profits for the first nine months of this year.
Syria’s rail network is entirely out of service, Syria’s PM has said.
Syrianair is adding Amman to its flight schedule and increasing its flights to Beirut as sanctions by the EU and other western countries prevent it from flying to many of its traditional destinations.
Etihad Airways has become the latest international carrier to suspend its flights to Damascus.
Damascus Cargo Village reported a 35 percent decline in revenues in the first half of this year compared to the same period of 2011.
The latest round of violence in Syria has pushed the few remaining airliners operating in the country to announce a suspension or a reduction of their flights to Damascus citing falling passenger numbers and security conditions.
The number of passengers that used the Airport of Qamishli, in the northeast of the country, rose to over 30,205 in the first six months of the year.
Container traffic at the Port of Lattakia fell 21.03 percent in the first half of this year compared to the same period of 2011.
Syrianair is finalizing discussions with a Russian manufacturer to buy new regional aircrafts, its general manager, Ghaidaa AbdulLatif, said.
Syria ranked 92nd in the world in the 2012 edition of the Logistics Performance Index of the World Bank, a survey that measures the logistics “friendliness” of a country.
The sale of new cars declined 51 percent last year in Damascus, according to a local-government official.
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