Saturday, April 4, 2020
With help from allies Russia and China, the first new train passenger cars in Cuba in more than four decades set off on their maiden journey across the island on Saturday, Reuters reported. The country’s government hopes the move will start off a total revamp of its decrepit railway...
Several Russian ship owners and operators decided to suspend shipments to Ukraine for fear of detention and losing their cargo, after a Russian tanker, the Mekhanik Pogodin,  was detained at the Port of Kherson of Ukraine, Port News reports. The tanker was detained following Kiev’s sanctions imposed on some Russian companies...
The Russian Ambassador to Japan Mikhail Galuzin has said Moscow hopes that the project to link Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido with Russia’s Sakhalin via a road-and-rail bridge will eventually be implemented, Gazeta reports. " that this landmark project, which is unique for the Russian-Japanese relations, will remain a subject for...
Russia’s largest LNG (liquefied natural gas) producer Novatek is looking to boost supply to the fast-growing Asian markets by upgrading its facilities in the Far East, ProFinance.ru reports. The company has one producing plant, Yamal LNG, and aims to reach a final investment decision (FID) on another one, Arctic...
A massive project for the construction of a bridge to connect Russia’s Sakhalin Island to the mainland is seen in government circles as a political project, and it will be implemented regardless its economic feasibility, Vedomosti quoted a federal government official as saying. Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier instructed...
The Russian government has approved construction plans for a toll highway that will dramatically cut cargo shipping times between Europe and China, Vedomosti reported on Monday. Russia is pursuing an ambitious infrastructure plan in President Vladimir Putin’s current presidential term, including developing its portion of the strategic China-Western Europe transport...
Syria is interested in buying railway rolling stock from Russia, considering the Russian side as its main partner in the matter of restoration of its transport infrastructure, the press service of Syrian Railways told Izvestya. Russia's Uralvagonzavod corporation, a manufacturer of railway equipment, told the newspaper that shipments of...
India and Russia will use the International North-South Transport Corridor for movement of goods, reducing transport time by half, The Indian Express reports. Within three months, exporters and importers from India and Russia can move goods between the two countries through Iran, said Concor CMD V Kalyana Rama on Tuesday...
Sheremetyevo International Airport announced the launch of the 6th traditional competition innovation “SVOya idea - 2019”, which will offer all active passengers the opportunity to directly influence the development and improvement of the airport, Aviaport reported. There are four categories in the competition: participants can put forward innovative ideas for...
Russia has recently been developing the Northern Sea Route, which is supposed to shorten the time needed for shipping between East Asia and Europe as global warming is lengthening the season during which ships can use this Arctic passage. But the project, seen by many in the West as another...