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Tuesday, 16.09.2014, 20:24
Just one bid was submitted to the procurement organised by the Estonian Economy and Communications Ministry for finding an operator to ferry routes between Estonia's mainland and bigger islands, which was the current operator Väinamere Liinid, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
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On 15 September, a new modern research vessel will be launched in the Baltic Sea. The scientists from Klaipeda University will use the vessel for exploration of all sea components, such as currents, physicochemical properties of seawater, biological objects, seabed, informs LETA/ELTA.
Latvia's small ports handled 1.09 million tons of cargo in January-August 2014, 12.2% more than in January-August 2013, when the ports handled 972,000 tons of cargo, according to the Transport Ministry's data, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
Cargo turnover at Latvian ports reached 50.03 million tons in January-August 2014, 3.9% more than in the same period in 2013, the Transport Ministry's Transit Policy Department informed Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
Latvian Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) has decided not to accept a resignation submitted by the ministry's representative on the Freeport of Riga board, Dzineta Innusa, reports LETA, referring to newspaper Diena.
After the reconstruction of the oil processing plant Naftan in Polotsk, Belarus has become interested in transporting its production through Latvia, Belarusian Transport and Communications Minister Anatoly Sivak told Latvian Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity), cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
"Complaints that came from business owners and state officials where completely unnecessary, as I operate following the decisions made by the board," the Freeport of Riga's controversial CEO Leonids Loginovs said in an interview with LTV, adding that the Freeport of Riga board's complaints were based on selfish interests, informs LETA.