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Saturday, 22.11.2014, 01:58
In ten months of 2014, the amount of cargo transported by rail and sea transport has slightly increased in Lithuania, writes LETA/ELTA.
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There is no Western solidarity with Latvia – Latvia is appreciated only for supporting sanctions against Russia, but as soon as the consequences of these sanctions are mentioned, Latvia is forgotten, Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs said in an interview with channel LTV this morning, cites LETA.
The Freeport of Riga has still failed to sign an agreement with the second leaseholder of Krievu Island – Riga Central Terminal, and, as Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) said in an interview with LETA, if this continues, European Union funds will be lost and the financial burden will lie on the port's budget.
In October 2014, Klaipėda Port cargo turnover has grown by 24.3%: total of 3,652.8 thousand tons (including LNG – 48.6 thousand tons) were handled, i.e. 713.6 thousand tons more than in October 2013, reports BC port’s marketing specialist Mantas Stoncius.
The ports of Estonia's capital Tallinn were visited this year by 297 cruise ships, bringing to the city an estimated 480,000 cruise passengers, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
In October 2014, the ports managed by the Estonian state-owned Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) handled 2 million tonnes of goods and serviced 746,000 passengers; while the cargo volume fell by 14.6% year-on-year, the number of passengers grew by 4.1% in a year, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Transiidikeskuse AS Muuga container terminal handled in October 2014 just 1.3% more containers than a year ago, which is a slowdown as compared to earlier months; the container volume growth slowdown has been caused by a fall in Russia's domestic consumption and low purchasing power, wrote Äripäev's theme website logistikauudised.ee.