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Friday, 09.10.2015, 13:32
On 8 October 2015, the Mayor of Kazakhstan capital Astana Mr. Adilbek Dzhaksibekov and Kazakhstan businessmen delegation paid a working visit to the Freeport of Riga, reports BC port’s press service.
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The new Estonian state-owned aviation company Nordic Aviation Group will be developed and managed by the current CEO of Infortar, owner company of Estonia's biggest passenger shipping company Tallink, which has shown interest in the past in buying the current national airline Estonian Air, LETA/Äripäev.ee reports.
The Riga Vidzeme District Court yesterday released the former CEO of Latvian national rail company Latvijas Dzelzcels (LDz) on bail, informs LETA.
On October 8th, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma held a meeting with Mayor of Astana Adilbek Dzhaksybekov, to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries, LETA was informed by the State Chancellery's communications department.
Lithuanian Railways (Lietuvos gelezinkeliai) and Chinese state corporation China Merchants Group (CMG) are planning to set up a joint expedition venture in the near future. The company will handle freight transportation between Lithuania, Belarus, and China, reports LETA/ELTA.
The Community of European railway and infrastructure companies (CER) closely followed today’s deliberations in the Transport Council on the Fourth Railway Package. CER welcomes the general approach adopted by the Transport Ministers on the so-called Market Pillar of the Fourth Railway Package. Now it is time to proceed swiftly with the trilogue negotiations with the European Parliament, and to let the Technical Pillar enter into force as soon as possible.
President Dalia Grybauskaite together with King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, who is on a state visit in Lithuania, attended the Swedish Business Awards Ceremony. The Awards, which celebrate their tenth anniversary, aim at strengthening Lithuanian and Swedish business ties and highlighting business responsibility towards society and nature as well as the benefits of international cooperation in business, reports BC presidential press service.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Margot Wallstrom to discuss bilateral partnership, the situation in Ukraine, relations with Russia, regional security, cooperation in the region and in the fields of strategic communication, energy and transport, reports BC Lithuanian MFA.
State-owned Lithuanian Shipping Company (LSC) has no plans to sell its vessel Venta. According to the head of the company, Sigitas Dobilinskas, now the biggest concern is to free ship Deltuva, which was impounded in the port of Klaipeda, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Vakaru ekspresas.
In the first nine months of 2015, cargo turnover at the Freeport of Riga decreased by 0.5% to 30.02 million tons, as compared with the respective period of 2014, reports LETA, according to the port's information.
On October 7th, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius has met with Li Xiaopeng, President of one of the largest China’s state-owned corporations China Merchants Group (CMG) and the delegation to discuss investment opportunities in Lithuania, Chinese delegation’s plans for our country, and to sign a letter of intent between Klaipeda Seaport Authority, logistics services company VPA Logistics and the CMG, reported BC governmental press service.
The cargo volume transported by the Estonian state-owned railway cargo transport company EVR Cargo reached 767,000 tonnes in September 2015, which was by 8% more than in August but by 38% less than in September last year, LETA/Delfi reports.
President Raimonds Vejonis, at the recent United Nations' General Assembly in New York, had the opportunity to meet with Belarussian leader Alexander Lukashenko. During the talks, the two presidents focused on bilateral economic cooperation, informs LETA.
Adilbek Dzhaksybekov, Mayor of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, met with Lithuanian Parliament Speaker Loreta Grauziniene and invited her to visit to Kazakhstan, informs LETA/ELTA.
In the first nine months of the year 2015, cargo turnover at the Freeport of Ventspils has reduced by 14.3% when compared to the same period last year, reaching 17.7 million tons of cargo, reports LETA.