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Monday, 22.09.2014, 13:12
In the first half-year of 2014 JSC “Latvian Shipping Company” and its subsidiaries (hereinafter – LSC Group) continued to improve their financial indicators – in 2013 in the same period the Group suffered a loss of 26.60 million USD, but this year – 8.32 million USD. The total income from the fleet in the first half of 2014 was 47.14 million USD, informed BC the company’s press service.
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The foot traffic at all automobile border-crossing points between Belarus and Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania will be temporarily suspended from 1 October, BelTA learned from the Belarusian State Border Committee, cites LETA/ELTA.
On September 19th, 2014, Lithuania Post, one of the biggest Lithuanian companies providing postal and logistic services, signed a cooperation agreement with the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU). On the grounds of cooperation, the students will have more opportunities to have a supervised practice and start a professional career with Lithuania Post, reported BC post’s press service.
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas, Interior Minister Hanno Pevkur and Environment Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus agreed that the most important thing to start demarcation of the Estonian-Russian border is to start clearing the control line, which will be done by the State Forest Management Centre (RMK), reports LETA, referring to the government communication unit.
Lithuanian airline Air Lituanica seeks to become the most punctual airline operating from Vilnius airport, informs LETA/ELTA.
Balloon Tallinn, one of the most popular attractions among tourists and local citizens in Tallinn, will continue flying throughout the year, making it one of the kind in the whole world, reported BC port's press service.
Eesti Transiidikeskus (Estonian Transit Centre) Manager Erik Laidvee said that reductions in automotive production in Russia have not yet had an impact on the container train that transports details from Muuga to the Mitsubishi assembly plant in Kaluga, Russia, every other day, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Two candidates have responded to the Road Traffic Safety Directorate's open tender for the procurement of 20 stationary speed cameras in Latvia, the directorate informed LETA.
For the first time ever, in 2014, Lithuania launched into the space 2 satellites. To mark this historical event, Lithuania Post is going to release a new postage stamp that will appear in circulation this Saturday, September 20, reports BC press service of Lietuvos pastas.
"A lot was done in order to establish new guidelines for the Trans-European Transport network that will strengthen the economic and social cohesion of the Member States", Rimantas Sinkevicius, the Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania said at the Informal Transport Ministerial Council held in Milan.
One of the largest chocolate manufacturers in Russia Pobeda Confectionery plans to open a chocolate factory in Ventspils in 2015, Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs (For Latvia and Ventspils) said in a press conference yesterday, cites LETA.
Record-breaking Post-Panamax category containership Piera left Klaipeda Seaport on Wednesday and is heading to Iran. It was loaded with the record amount of Lithuanian export grain – the biggest in the history of Klaipeda Seaport, informs LETA/ELTA.
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet hopes that the Russian State Duma that returned from summer holidays will soon start the Estonian-Russian border treaty ratification process, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
In August, new vehicle registrations in Latvia increased by 22.5% – the 4th largest increase in Europe, the latest report from European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) indicates, reports LETA.
Latvijas Dzelzcels (Latvian Railroad, LDz) has lost about half a million tons of freight due to the Ukrainian crisis, LDz President Ugis Magonis said in an interview with the Latvian Television show "Rita panorama" today, cites LETA.