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Sunday, 20.04.2014, 06:11
In a press conference today, Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) said that there are no indications at the moment that Russian cargo shipments through Latvia could lessen in wake of Europe's sanctions against Russia, however, cargo sources should be diversified anyway, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.
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State-owned joint-stock company Latvijad Dzelzcels (Latvian Rail, LDz) posted substantially more in profit last year than previous year – EUR 79.8 million, the company's vice-president Aivars Straksas said during a press conference today, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
The fate of Baltic States' speed railway Rail Baltica should become clear in a couple of weeks time, LETA/Postimees writes.
The Welfare Ministry told LETA yesterday that if the European Union imposes sanctions against Russia, many people in Latvia could lose their jobs, especially those working in the rail and fish processing sectors.
In the first quarter of 2014, the volume of cargo transported by rail in Latvia totaled 17.04 million tons, a 7.6% increase on the first three months of 2013, reports LETA/Nozare.lv, referring to the Transport Ministry's data.
There hasn't been the desired progress in the Rail Baltica international working group and thus, next the states' deputy chancellors and deputy ministers will meet, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Container train Viking has won an award for Best Practice in Green Logistics and Co-Modality. In Paris on 11 April, 2014, the EU project's BESTFACT Award will be collected by Stasys Gudvalis, Director of the Freight Transportation Directorate at Lithuanian Railways, informs LETA/ELTA.