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Tuesday, 24.01.2017, 03:07
Egidijus Lazauskas, the newly-appointed deputy CEO of Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LG) and director of the state railway company's Freight Transportation Directorate, says his aim is to bring more transparency to the cargo transportation conditions and tariffs. In his words, he wants all of the company's clients to know what they pay for and how much, writes LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Cargo, Lithuania, Markets and Companies, Transport
The Lithuanian port of Klaipeda, which posted a record-high cargo handling volume for 2016 and is the leader of Baltic ports, must expand and retain the leading position, says Transport and Communications Minister Rokas Masiulis.
A Treasury loan might be one way to increase Latvijas Dzelzcels (Latvian Railways) rail company’s share capital so that it can finance the railway electrification project, Transport Minister Uldis Augulis told LETA today.
In December 2016 a total of 3.7 mдn tons of cargo was handled at the port terminals and it's been the most successful month of the last year, the Ports of Riga representatives informs BC.
n 2016, Latvian ports handled at total of 63.116 ln tons of cargo, down 9.3% from 2015, the Latvian Transport Ministry said.
Transportation of container cargos by LDz Logistika company, a subsidiary of Latvijas Dzelzcels state-owned railway company, increased significantly last year, the company's representative Ella Petermane told LETA.
The turnover of ro-ro cargos at the Freeport of Ventspils rose by 13 percent in 2016, while the number of ferry passengers increased by 9%, the port's spokeswoman Inga Ievina told LETA.