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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 23.10.2014, 09:36

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Lithuania and Kazakhstan to attempt to attract cargo flows from China

Lithuania and Kazakhstan to attempt to attract cargo flows from China

20.10.2014

Lithuanian and Kazakh representatives agreed over more active co-operation in order to boost cargo volumes transported between the two countries, including co-ordinated actions seeking to attract transit cargo from China, informs LETA.

Keyword tags: China, Lithuania, Markets and Companies, Railways, Transport



Lithuania invites Azerbaijan to exploit opportunities for goods transit to West

Lithuania invites Azerbaijan to exploit opportunities for goods transit to West

16.10.2014

Freight transportation in East-West transport corridor via the port of Klaipeda, prospects of cooperation in Viking project, establishment of common public logistic centres, opening of direct flights between Vilnius and Baku, collaboration in information and communication technology were among the topics tackled by Rimantas Sinkevivius, Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, Azerbaijan’s Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov and Ali M. Abbasov, Minister of Communications and High Technologies, reported BC the ministry.

Cargo transport at Estonian railways plunged in September

Cargo transport at Estonian railways plunged in September

15.10.2014

Cargo transport volume at the Eesti Raudtee infrastructure in September 2014 was 1.37 million tonnes, a fall of 21.3% in a year, Äripäev.ee/LETA reports.


Cost of additional Rail Baltica branch to Vilnius estimated at EUR 850 mln

Cost of additional Rail Baltica branch to Vilnius estimated at EUR 850 mln

14.10.2014

Minister of Transport and Communications in Lithuania Rimantas Sinkevicius has informed that the joint enterprise of the three Baltic States for the Rail Baltica 2 railway construction is going to be established in Riga on 28 October, whereas preliminary cost of additional branch from Kaunas to Vilnius is estimated at EUR 850 million, writes LETA/ELTA.

Lithuania urges EU to harmonise technical regulations for railways

Lithuania urges EU to harmonise technical regulations for railways

13.10.2014

"We have to understand that technical harmonization of railway infrastructure and functional safety are particularly important in order to establish an integrated European railway area", Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Arijandas Sliupas presented Lithuania's position on the development of management of rail infrastructure at Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, the ministry said in a report, cites LETA/ELTA.

10.10.2014

Number of train passengers in Estonia grows over 50% in Q3

The Estonian state-owned passenger train operator Elron announced that 1.6 million trips by train were made in the third quarter with Elron's trains, and the number of trips grew by over 50% as compared to the same time last year, LETA/Delfi Ärileht reports.

10.10.2014

Matiss calls for development of passenger rail transportation between Riga and Minsk

During a roundtable discussion on Belarus-Latvia cooperation in the area of transportation and logistics in Minsk this week, Latvian Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) said that passenger rail transportation between Riga and Minsk should be developed, and that that work on the electrification of the rail line connecting the two countries must also be started, reports LETA/Nozare.lv.

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