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Tuesday, 21.02.2017, 23:00
Klaipeda lagged behind Riga in terms of container traffic in January, the Lithuanian seaport's authority said LETA/BNS.
The Estonian Alexela Group failed to secure EU funding for its project to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Paldiski in last year's round of calls for energy proposals but plans to go ahead with the project and raise private capital if necessary, reports LETA/BNS.
EVA-316, the multipurpose vessel of the Estonian Maritime Administration that has been breaking ice on ship routes to the southwestern port of Parnu since Jan. 10 has assisted ships on 151 occasions, spending 241,000 liters of fuel in the process, informs LETA/BNS.
Alongside Gazprombank-controlled Cryogas, which supplies LNG to Eesti Gaas, LNG Gorskaya, a relatively small privately-owned Russian energy company, is entering the Baltic LNG sector with plans to build small-scale LNG terminals around the Baltic Sea to deliver fuel to ships sailing in the sea, the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on Friday writes LETA/BNS.
Belarus for the first time has purchased a batch of oil from Iran, and possibly it might be delivered via Latvia’s Ventspils port, Reuters learned from unofficial sources, writes LETA.
In January 2017, Latvian ports reloaded 6.449 million tons of cargo, which was a 13.4% increase against the same period a year ago, according to information released by the Transport Ministry.
The boat builder Baltic Workboats based on Estonia's largest island of Saaremaa raised the wages of its production personnel by close to 25% at the beginning of this year. reprots LETA/BNS.