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Sunday, 22.01.2017, 14:13
The Lithuanian port of Klaipeda, which posted a record-high cargo handling volume for 2016 and is the leader of Baltic ports, must expand and retain the leading position, says Transport and Communications Minister Rokas Masiulis.
Keyword tags: Cargo, Competition, Lithuania, Port, Transport
OU St. Ola Maritime owned by Estonian businessman Vjatseslav Leedo has contested in court the impounding of the ferry St. Ola as security against the claim of around one million euros in port fees that Leedo has allegedly failed to pay the state-owned operator of regional ports AS Saarte Liinid, writes LETA/BNS.
The Romantika, a ferry operated by Estonia’s Tallink Grupp, that was damaged in rough seas on its way from Stockholm to Riga last night, and is still on its way to Riga, is safe enough to leave for Stockholm at midnight, reports LETA.
In December 2016 a total of 3.7 mдn tons of cargo was handled at the port terminals and it's been the most successful month of the last year, the Ports of Riga representatives informs BC.
The Romantika, a ferry operated by Estonia’s Tallink Grupp, was damaged in rough seas on its way from Stockholm to Riga last night, the ferry company informed LETA.
n 2016, Latvian ports handled at total of 63.116 ln tons of cargo, down 9.3% from 2015, the Latvian Transport Ministry said.
The turnover of ro-ro cargos at the Freeport of Ventspils rose by 13 percent in 2016, while the number of ferry passengers increased by 9%, the port's spokeswoman Inga Ievina told LETA.