Syria has been added to a risk watch list issued by the London marine insurance market association.
Contrary to reports published early last week, Gulf carriers are yet to announce a suspension of their flights to Syria.
Container traffic at the port of Lattakia fell at a year-on-year rate of 10.13 percent at the end of October, although the rate of decline rises to 20 percent for the last five months.
The Syrian Railways Organisation is expecting to finish next year works on a rail track between the cities of Deir-ez-Zor and Al-Bou Kamal that will link the Iraqi and Syrian networks.
On September 28 Syrianair signed a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of three medium range Russian-made Tupolev aircrafts that are designed to meet the latest international safety and environment standards.
Traffic at the Lattakia Port declined 13 percent since the beginning of the unrest in Syria and 36 percent in the month of June alone according to statistics published by the company managing the containers terminal.
In the first half of 2011, 150,598 vehicles were registered at the Vehicles Directorate of the Ministry of Transport, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency.
The Syrian government is seeking a consultancy to prepare the contracting documents for the building of a new passenger terminal at Damascus International Airport.
The Syrian Civil Aviation Authority is seeking bids for a baggage handling system in Damascus International Airport.
The number of deaths from car accidents decreased last year in Syria, according to the Ministry of Transport.
Container volume handled by the TICT, the company managing the Tartous terminal remained stable last year at 62,722 TEUs last year, according to data published by TICT’s mother company.
The Ministry of Transport has issued new rules regulating the car rental industry, a sector that was until then very loosely regulated.
The number of vehicles registered in Syria stood at 2,051,977, including 838 thousand passenger cars, at the end of 2010, according to the Ministry of Transport.
Syrian Railways has issued a tender to conduct repair works on the tunnels over the Aleppo-Lattakia railway link.
The containers’ traffic at the Port of Lattakia declined 5.6 percent last year in line with the decrease in bulk trade.
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