Transport

05-05-2021
A new electric vehicle manufacturer in Syria has partnered with a microfinance lender to sell its products to an increasingly impoverished population, seeking to capitalise on a growing need for alternative means of transportation amid chronic fuel shortages.
28-04-2021
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has legalised ride-hailing businesses as chronic fuel shortages strain the country’s public transportation system.
14-04-2021
Container traffic at Lattakia port fell by 25 percent last year, according to official data from the private-sector company managing the terminal, in an indication of how heavily the coronavirus pandemic has weighed on economic activity in Syria.
17-02-2021
Tehran plans to launch a direct shipping line with Syria in March, according to Iranian media, in a further sign of Iran’s efforts to expand its economic influence in the country.
02-12-2020
A Chinese state-run company has made an offer to finance, build and develop a railway project that would link the Syrian capital with its suburbs through four rail lines, state media reported this week.
23-09-2020
Syrianair has issued a tender to sell one of its aircrafts. Western sanctions mean the list of potential buyers is small.
16-09-2020
A shortage of oil products is leading to a steep increase in public transport fares across Syria. In Aleppo, Damascus and other major cities, ticket prices are increasing by around 50 percent, eating into the population’s meagre purchasing power.
02-09-2020
The Syrian Cabinet has agreed to extend for five years the contract with the company managing the container terminal of Lattakia’s port, a local daily has reported.
01-07-2020
The Damascus Countryside governorate has granted a 3.5-hectare property to an unidentified investor as part of a contract to build an alternative-energy bus station outside the capital. But the plan does not seem realistic in light of technical and logistical constraints.
17-06-2020
A decision by Panama will allow thousands of Syrian sailors onboard ships that raise its flag, according to the Syrian Ministry of Transport.
10-06-2020
Syria’s two airlines have headed in opposite trajectories in recent weeks, possibly partly because of the rift between Rami Makhlouf and the Syrian president.
03-06-2020
An 80-km section of the M4 highway was reopened on May 25 between the towns of Tal Tamer and Ayn Issa, enabling a resumption of passenger and cargo traffic.
25-03-2020
Traffic at the Lattakia port container terminal dropped in 2019 for the first time in four years, indicating a negative trend in Syria’s trade activity.
04-03-2020
The US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has announced a settlement with SITA Airline Technology, an IT company providing services to the airline industry, over a breach of sanctions imposed on countries including Syria.
04-03-2020
The Ministry of Transport has eased licensing conditions for airlines, paving the way for more investors to get involved in the sector.

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