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Wednesday, 01.03.2017, 19:50
ata of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, as compared to 2015, in 2016 the volume of freights carried by land and pipeline transport has decreased by 8.1 mln tonnes or 6.6%. The most notable drop in the volume of freights carried was recorded in rail transport – of 7.8 mln tonnes or 14.1%. Data on freights carried indicate the lowest volume since 2010, when it amounted to 101.6 mln tonnes.
Keyword tags: Analytics, Cargo, Latvia, Statistics, Transport
The new leadership of the state-run Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, or LG) is set to shortly revise the pricing applied to the Klaipeda port handling companies and unify the tariffs, reports LETA/BNS.
In January 2017, Latvian ports reloaded 6.449 million tons of cargo, which was a 13.4% increase against the same period a year ago, according to information released by the Transport Ministry.
There is a plan to test a container train route from the Indian city of Mumbai to Riga this year, Verners Lusis, CEO of LDz Logistika, said at a meeting of the Latvian Council of Ports, Transit and Logistics today.
Cargoes handled at ports of the state-owned Estonian company Port of Tallinn during January dropped 38.7% y-o-y to 1.4 mln tons.
LDz Logistika, a subsidiary of Latvijas Dzelzcels (Latvian Railways) rail company, is planning the next trip of a pilot container train from China to Riga in late February, LDz Logistika CEO Verners Lusis said at a meeting of the Latvian Council of Ports, Transit and Logistics today, reports LETA.
In January 2017, the Freeport of Riga handled 3.204 million tons of various cargo, which was a 1.9 percent drop from the same month a year ago when the port handled 3.267 million tons of cargo, Vita Gerharde, a representative of the Freeport of Riga Authority, told BC.