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Wednesday, 29.06.2016, 17:28
The United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU will not affect the operations of the Riga port, Riga Vice-mayor Andris Ameriks (Honor to Serve Riga), told LETA.
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Klaipeda remained the number one seaport in the Baltic countries in terms of container handling in the first five months of the year 2016, the port's authority said LETA/BNS on June 22nd.
The harbor that opened in the sea resort of Vosu on Estonia's North Coast in 2015 has seen a successful first year so far, with 56 of the marina's 45 boat slips booked and 26 being actively used, the regional newspaper Virumaa Teataja said, cites LETA/BNS.
The ferry Ionas that was pulled from service on the Kuivastu-Virtsu route following a technical malfunction on May 16 made a test journey after repairs on June 21st evening and immediately joined the PL Hiiumaa and Mercandia in serving the route connecting the islands of Muhu and Saaremaa with the mainland in Estonia, informs LETA/BNS.
All passengers of Tallink and Silja Line vessels sailing to and departing from Stockholm to Helsinki, Turku and Tallinn will from now walk through the new terminal building of Vartahamnen, opened tomorrow on 21st of June. Although the construction in the harbour area and terminal will continue also now, the opening of the terminal will significantly improve the travel comfort by decreasing the distances between the ships and terminal, informed BC Tallink’s press service.
A warehouse complex for bulk goods consisting of a 6,000 square meter closed hall and 40,000 square meters of open storage area was opened at Tallinn Bekker Port on June 17th, reports LETA/BNS.
Board chairman of Latvia's largest road and bridge construction company Latvijas Tilti, Genadijs Kamkalovs, is suspected of having paid a bribe to the head of the Lithuanian Klaipeda port's director for infrastructure, Gediminas Zumaras, for decisions that would bring financial benefit to the company, informs LETA/BNS.