international magazine
08 / 2008

On the front line
Viktor Kushnirchuk, head of the commercial department at Ukrainian Railways

The summer was especially hot for companies shipping petroleum products from the CIS to the Ukrainian market and beyond to the European Union. Tariffs in Ukraine rose on 1 July, while Russia decided to raise rates on 1 September for shipments in Russian Railway Ministry tanks all this happened against a background of falling crude and oil product prices all exacerbated by political tension in the Caspian and Black Sea region.