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.
Syrian Railways has issued a tender for a study to operate dry ports in the country’s three main industrial cities of Adra, Hessia and Sheikh Najjar.
Syrianair, the country’s embattled national carrier, has issued a tender for the restructuring of its operations.
Bulk trade marked a slight slowdown in the two ports of Lattakia and Tartous last year, according to the Ministry of Transport.
Syrianair has signed a contract to refurbish its two ageing Boeing 747 planes with AlSalam Aircraft, a Saudi-based Boeing subsidiary, according to a local daily.
The Syrian Government has issued a tender for the evaluation of the pre-qualifications bids for the development of the two strategic north-south and east-west motorways.