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Saturday, 27.08.2016, 21:43
Latvian power utility Latvenergo, which operates under the name of Elektrum in the Baltic market, will continue to supply electric power to Latvijas Dzelzcels (Latvian Railways, LDz) national rail company, reports LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Energy, Energy Market, Latvia, Railways
Latvian state-owned rail company Latvijas Dzelzcels (Latvian Railways, LDz) has reached a cooperation agreement with Russia's leading freight railway operator Freight One, LDz spokeswoman Linda Hakima informed.
Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kristen Michal on Friday appointed new members to supervisory boards of three state-owned companies and the former head of the Viru Keemia Grupp (VKG) oil shale company, Priit Rohumaa, was named as chairman of the supervisory board of the Estonian railway infrastructure company Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railways) in place of the present chairman Raivo Vare, reports LETA/BNS.
Kuzbasskaya Toplivnaya Company, one of Russia's largest coal exporters, has started hauling crude to Poland via Lithuania. By the end of this year, up to 250,000 tons of coal should be transported via Lithuania by rail, report LETA/BNS.
Altogether 7.5 mln tons of freight was transported on the infrastructure of the state-owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railways) in the first seven months of 2016 or 22.9% less than in the same period a year ago. In July freight carriage totaled 779,000 tons, Estonian Railways spokesperson Liina Hallik told LETA/BNS.
A lawmaker and an economist say that Lithuania does need the railway stretch to Renge in Latvia and the dismantled tracks are no more than a pretext that Poland and Latvia are using to put pressure on their neighbor, BNS/LETA informs according daily Lietuvos Zinios reported on Thursday.
The private company AS Edelaraudtee that discontinued operating domestic non-electric passenger train services in Estonia in 2014 has sold one of its old diesel trains to a Lithuanian company that is about to deliver it to a buyer in Tajikistan, informs BNS/LETA.