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Friday, 09.12.2016, 05:54
The biggest passenger ferry of the listed Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp, Silja Europa, is to return to the Tallinn-Helsinki route on Monday, Dec. 12 after being refurbished for 16 mln euros, reports LETA/BNS.
Estonia's state-owend Tallinn Airport is to borrow more money in 2016-2020 for a 172 mln euro investment project in addition to the 30 mln euros it loaned from the European Investment Bank (EIB), but the volumes or lenders are not clear yet, reports LETA.
The Estonian domestic passenger train operator Elron registered 6.2 mln boardings in the first 11 months of 2016, 3.3 % more than in the same period last year and the total number of boardings to be made by the end of the year is to total 6.8 mln, the company said LETA/BNS.
Leiger, the first of the brand new ferries delivered to the ferry operating arm of the Estonian state-owned company Port of Tallinn, is expected to reach Estonia this weekend, writes LETA.
As of this week, Hansabuss, one of the largest bus transportation companies in the Baltics, is headed by Henri Kaasik-Aaslav as CEO, representative Hansabuss informed BC.
In November this year, freight transportation using the Latvian railway infrastructure increased 7.6 % from November 2015 to 4.46 mln tons, the state-owned railway company Latvijas Dzelzcels (LDz) said LETA.
During the first 11 months of this year, motorists paid EUR 2,880,949 in fines for violations recorded by speed cameras on Latvia's motor roads, Normunds Krapsis, a representative of the public order department of the State Police, told the Road Traffic Safety Council today.
Alberta Government official visits Riga Port to discuss opportunities for cooperation in oil product exports
The Government of Alberta representative Mario Krpan visited the Freeport of Riga last week to get acquainted with port infrastructure and opportunities for cooperation in transport and storage of oil products, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), according to a statement released by the Freeport of Riga Authority.
Latvian national airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Riga and Madrid on May 26, 2017, BC learned from the airline.
ithuania's largest haulage companies are investing in establishment of own rest areas for their drivers in Western Europe in response to stricter regulation of drivers' rest procedures and lack of space in public truck parking areas, vz.lt news portal said on Monday, reports LETA/BNS.
The management board of Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, or LG) on Monday accepted the resignation of Stasys Dailydka as chief executive officer of the state railway company and appointed Andrius Montrimas, director of the company's Railway Infrastructure Directorate, as caretaker CEO, reports LETA/BNS.
Ports of the Estonian state-owned company Port of Tallinn handled 1.48 mln tons of goods and commodities in November, which marks a year-on-year decrease of 5.6% writes LETA.
Estonian ferry operator Tallink Grupp carried 34,695 passengers between Riga and Stockholm in November 2016, which was a 23% increase against the same month last year, the company said in a report to the Tallinn stock exchange.
- Riga International Airport received 4.999 million passengers in the first 11 months of this year, which was a 4.6% rise against the same period last year, according to information released by the airport.