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Saturday, 28.03.2015, 16:18
In January-February 2015, the overall cargo handling in the Baltic Eastern Coast Seaports totalled 60 585,0 thou. tn; the year-on-year change is +3,2% or +1 879,8 thou. tn, reports BC Klaipeda port’s press service.
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Successful implementation of investment projects accounting approximately for 90% is one of the factors helping Klaipeda Seaport to win in the competitive struggle. Within the period of January – February of 2015 the turnover of Klaipeda Seaport cargo handling increased as many as by 10,4% – totally 6,04 mln tn, i.e. more by 568,1 thou. tn comparing with January – February of 2014 were handled, reports BC port’s press service.
In The fourth quarter of 2014, compared to the fourth quarter of 2013, the number of domestic tourists with at least one overnight stay increased by 1.7%, whereas the number of outbound tourists decreased by 0.9%, informs LETA/ELTA.
The EU seas are of immense environmental and economic importance. Strategies in the Baltic, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic maritime areas show that the process needs to be participatory and inclusive. Cooperation among the states is essential to seek job creation in coastal tourism, fisheries and shipping. The interests often overlap, hence the need to approach each activity in a regional context.
Lithuanian State Department of Tourism (VTD) and the Lithuanian Embassy in Ukraine are organizing a special presentation of Lithuania's tourism sector to Ukrainian travel operators, agencies and media representatives, reports LETA/ELTA.
This week the national delegation from Lithuania has been participating already for the 12th time at the annual leading international cruise shipping exhibition and conference Cruise Shipping Miami 2015 organised in Miami (USA), reports BC the Klaipeda State Seaport Authority.
Riga has ended up in third place in a global vote for cities to be featured in the next edition of the "Monopoly" board game, Riga Tourism Development Bureau's public relations officer Anna Blaua told LETA.
The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened its annual Estonia-themed quiz “Estonia Quiz 2015”, with its grand prize of a trip for two to Estonia. In order to participate in the draw, you must first correctly answer all 12 questions in the online quiz, reports BC press service of Estonian MFA.
The Riga City Council has issued a total of 21 permits for spring/summer season business activities – opening of summer terraces/cafes in Riga, the Council's spokesman Ugis Vidauskis told LETA.
Estonian state-owned port operator company AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) announced that the ports it manages serviced 584,868 passengers in February 2015, which is by 1.1% less than in the same period last year, informs LETA.
According to Statistics Estonia, 167,000 tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in January 2015, which is 2% fewer than in January 2014. The number of foreign tourists decreased and the number of domestic tourists increased.
Estonia's national carrier Estonian Air announced on Thursday that it resumes seasonal flights to Paris and Berlin this week and in April 2015, several more seasonal flight destinations are added, reports LETA.
In the first two months of 2015, the Freeport of Riga serviced 61,352 passengers, which is 40.6% less than in the corresponding period in 2014, reports LETA, according to information published by the port.
Accommodation reservation system Booking.com is increasing its presence in Lithuania.
Port of Helsinki and Port of Tallinn continue to work together closely to develop the Helsinki-Tallinn maritime link. Last week the ports together with AS Tallink Grupp submitted applications for funding investments within the 2014 CEF Transport Multi-Annual Calls for Proposals, informed BC Tallinn port’s press service.