Transport

01-12-2002
The Netherlands has provided Syria's Transportation Ministry with EUR2 million in grants to finance the purchase of seven ships which will join Syria's fleet.
01-12-2002
Al Sham, one the largest shipping companies in Syria, announced the launch of its second multipurpose container (MPC) vessel, Ramitha, during the meeting of its newly elected Board of Directors on November 16.
01-12-2002
Syrianair has reported pre-tax profits of SYP352.5 million (USD6.78 million) in the first half of this year out of a total turnover of SYP6.8 billion (USD130 million).
01-12-2002
Mahmoud al-Agha, Director General of the Tartous Port Co, announced a surge of over 77 percent in the volume handled by the port in the first 10 months of the year, according to Al Baath, the state-owned daily.
01-11-2002
The transport sector continues to benefit from the favours of Syria's economic decision makers.
01-11-2002
The first half of the year has seen a growth of 13.6 percent in passenger traffic at Syria's five airports (Damascus, Aleppo, Lattakia, Deir-ez-Zor, Qamishli) in comparison with the same period of last year, to reach a total of 1.2 million passengers.
01-11-2002
Chemins de Fer Syriens (CFS), the state-owned railway authority will be investing up to SYP60 billion (USD1.2 billion) in the coming five years to develop its network, according to its director-general, Iyad Ghazal.
26-08-2002
Sweden's Scania, one of the world's leading manufacturers of heavy trucks, buses and engines, has announced that its sales in Syria are set to reach record heights this year, with over 100 trucks already sold in the first eight month of the year.
26-08-2002
Syria's ministry of transport is carrying out a feasibility study for the building of a new airport in Deir ez-Zor, in the eastern part of the country, with a capacity of 1 million passengers a year, reported Teshreen.
26-08-2002
Syrianair has introduced a new "frequent flyer" program which aims at developing customers loyalty towards the company.
12-08-2002
Syria and Oman are planning to increase the frequency of air flights between them during talks in Damascus, tomorrow.
12-08-2002
The Syrian government has banned the import of diesel vans, in a move designed at reducing pollution in the country.
03-07-2002
Rory Black has been promoted from his post as British Airways Country Manager Jordan and Syria to become the airline's area manager for the Levant, covering operations in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.
19-06-2002
Syria and Britain have decided to increase the number of flights between them.
22-05-2002
The two gulf airlines, Emirates and Gulf Air have been granted new landing rights in Syria to allow the carriers to expand their services.

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