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Friday, 27.02.2015, 06:03
Riga Fertilizer Terminal, which is the private terminal of URALCHEM in Riga, has shipped two million tons of production since the start-up in the middle of February 2014, reports BC public relations department at URALCHEM.
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Based on preliminary data, cargo handling in Klaipeda Seaport and Butinge Terminal increased by 19.3% in January 2015 year-on-year. In addition, by 9.2% more cargo was carried by Lithuanian railroads, informs LETA/ELTA.
A cargo ship owned by the Latvian company Ostmet sank in the Black Sea near Turkey on February 19th 2015, reports LETA, referring to the portal PortNews.
2014 has been an overall better year for Latvian ports than 2013, as the total amount of cargo handled at the ports increased more than 5%, however, coal turnover at Ventspils Port decreased significantly as a result of sanctions the European Union has imposed on Russia and vice versa, according to the Logistics Sector Council's meeting, cites LETA.
During the year 2014 the Freeport of Riga has reached the unprecedented volume of cargo handling – a threshold of 41 million tons (+ 15.8%) was exceeded, which is the largest amount ever handled during the year by one of the Latvian ports. The results of January 2015 show that the growth trend continues – 3.5 million tons were handled in January, which is by 8.3% more than in January 2014, reports BC port’s press service.
On February 12th 2015, Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Urve Palo and the Port of Tallinn concluded a contract for organising ferry traffic on the Rohuküla-Heltermaa and Kuivastu-Virtsu lines, reports BC the ministry’s press service.
Port of Tallinn confirms that safe and secure access to ships for passengers is continuously guaranteed, reports BC port’s press service.