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Friday, 22.05.2015, 16:01
In January-April 2015, the overall cargo handling in the Baltic Eastern Coast Seaports totalled 123 776,4 thou. tn; the year-on-year change is +0.7% or +897,5 thou. tn, reports BC Klaipeda port’s press service.
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On 22 May 2015, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with the Foreign Minister of Belarus, Vladimir Makei, who is leading the delegation of Belarus at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, reports BC the Latvian MFA.
Rimantas Sinkevicius, minister of transport and communications of Lithuania, during the meeting held in Astana with the First Vice-Minister for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Janis Kasimbet, expressed Lithuania's position on bilateral cooperation in the field of transport and further prospects of its development, Lithuania's ministry informed BC.
Estonian economy and communications minister Kristen Michal confirmed today the dividend of state-owned ports operator AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) at 31.2 million euros, to which income tax expense in the amount of 7.8 million euros is added, LETA/Delfi Ärileht reports.
Last week, a delegation of one of the largest Chinese state corporations China Merchants Group (CMG) visited Lithuania and met with the Government. The delegation was headed by Li Jianhong, Chairman of the Board of CMG. The meeting discussed China's investments in Lithuania, memoranda of understanding were signed with Kaunas Free Economic Zone, Lithuania Railways and Klaipeda State Seaport, reported BC the Transport Ministry of Lithuania.
The ports managed by Estonian state-owned Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) serviced in April 2015, 2.05 million tonnes of cargo and 699,704 passengers; as compared to the same period last year, the cargo volume fell by 10%, the passenger number was practically equal to the previous year, or 0.3%, the company announced LETA.
Three memoranda of understanding were signed on Friday with China Merchants Group at the Office of the Government. The memoranda were signed regarding Kaunas Free Economic Zone, Lithuanian Railways and Klaipeda State Seaport, informs LETA/ELTA.