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Wednesday, 11.12.2013, 11:57
The total throughput of Klaipėda Port and in Būtingės terminal in November of 2013 totalled 3,4 mln tn of seaborne cargo. The cargo handling turnover in Klaipėda Port in November of 2013 reached 2,6 mln. tn (the year-on-year change was -15,2% or by -462,3 thou. tn.), meanwhile -0,8 mln. tn of cargo were handled at Būtingės terminal (the year-on-year change was -13,9% or -124,2 thou. tn), informed BC marketing specialist at the port Jurga Daujotiene.
Accelerated growth enables Transiidikeskuse AS to exceed its annual growth target of 10% in 2013, LETA/Äripäev.ee reports.
Winter cruise season in Tallinn was opened on Friday November 29th by Fred Olsen ship Black Watch that brings about 700 British cruise tourists to the capital of Estonia. This season, Tallinn expects 7 winter cruise calls together with other special winter holiday travels, reports BC Port of Tallinn’s marketing specialist Triin Rum.
2.17 million tonnes of cargo was handled by ports administered by the Estonian state-owned AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) in November; the total cargo volume of this year reached 25.9 million tonnes, which is by 4.3% less than last year, the company informed LETA.
The World Bank, in a report on port governance, suggests that Latvia dispel the concern about transparency in port operations, tighten port heads' responsibility, increase port income, improve their investment policies and logistical networks, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.
Yesterday in Bucharest, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics took part in the meeting of heads of government of China and the Central and Eastern Europe countries (China-CEEC) and in a business forum which addressed the possibilities for expanding cooperation between these European countries and China, the Foreign Ministry informed LETA/Nozare.lv.
LDz Cargo was the leading rail transport company in Latvia in 2012, with the company's turnover at LVL 278.23 million, according to the Latvian Business Report 2013 collated by Firmas.lv and Nozare.lv, informs LETA.