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Sunday, 26.10.2014, 05:39
Cargo turnover at the Baltic countries' ports increased by 1.1% in the first nine months of 2014, amounting to 106.78 million tons, as compared to the respective period of 2013, according to information provided by portal "RZD Partner", cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
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During the Russian Energy Ministry's October 6 discussion on increasing the oil product transshipment amounts at Russian ports, Russian oil pipeline company Transneft suggested that this could be done at the expense of Latvian ports, business newspaper "Vedomosti" reports, cites LETA.
Stena Line's route between Nynäshamn and Ventspils has had a very positive development this year, increasing freight volumes by 23 percent. The demand continues to increase, so the sailing schedule is expanded with the help of M/S Ask and M/S Urd operating Travemünde-Liepaja.
Associate Director at KPMG Baltics Masane-Ose informed the business portal Nozare.lv yesterday that "this time out, the Freeport of Riga has decided to increase port fees either because they have not been increased for the past eight years, or because it is an attempt to compensate the recently-introduced 10% port dues", cites LETA.
The Estonian state-owned port operator Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) announced that the projects and technical parameters of the new ferryboats the company will buy were developed and the necessary documentation for shipyards was compiled by the Norwegian engineering firm LMG Marin, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Compared to September of the previous year the volume of various cargos handled at the Freeport of Riga in 2014 has increased by 13.8% – almost 3, 5 million tons were transshipped within one month, reports BC port’s press service.
In 2014, the winner of the student project competition “The Port for the City”, organized by the Freeport of Riga Authority, is the united team of Karlis Jonas (Riga Hanzas Secondary School) and Anna Elina Vitola (Riga French Lyceum), informs BC port’s press service.