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Sunday, 23.10.2016, 20:52
As Russian railway companies plan on getting the Belarusian oil cargo from the Baltic states and divert them to the Gulf of Finland, Lithuania's state-run railway company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, or LG) expects to keep the freight volume at the current level, informs LETA/BNS.
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The first pilot train left China for Riga today, the Transport Ministry informed BC.
The recently appointed director of the Estonian president's office, Tiit Riisalo, will for the time being continue work on the supervisory board of Estonian Railways, informs LETA/BNS.
The management of the Russian state owned rail company Rossiyskie Zheleznye Dorogi (Russian Railways) this week will consider a 25 percent discount on the charges that are applied for shipping gasoline, diesel fuel and fuel oil cargos from refineries in Belarus to Russia’s northwestern ports, thus making them equal to the tariffs that are charged on shipments to ports in the Baltic states, the Russian business newspaper Kommersant reports.
The state will have to provide co-financing of approximately EUR 100 mln for implementation of the rail electrification project, as Latvijas Dzelzcels railroad company's head Edvins Berzins said in an interview with LNT television, writes LETA.
Biriu Kroviniu Terminalas (Bulk Cargo Terminal, or BKT) loading fertilizers manufactured by Belarusian fertilizer producer Belaruskali seeks to take over control of the industrial railway company Gargzdu Gelezinkelis (Gargzdai Railway), reports LETA/BNS.
The UK Railway Industry Association expects that UK-based railway design, construction and maintenance companies will bid for Rail Baltica construction contracts, reports LETA/BNS.