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Wednesday, 31.08.2016, 07:19
Rail Baltic Estonia OU is to look for the best solution to build a multimodal goods terminal at Muuga port, the aim of which is to service goods transported to the terminal on the Rail Baltic high-speed railway, reports LETA/BNS.
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AS Hansabuss acquired 91% majority holding in the Latvian company Tukuma Auto SIA, which in addition to bus transport services in Latvia also offers national and international road transport services through its subsidiary. As a result of the transaction, the market share of Hansabuss grows to an estimated 10% in Latvia in the public bus transport and charter transport segments open to competition, Hansabuss representative told to BC.
With 11,166 new passenger cars registered in Latvia in the first seven months of 2016, new car registration in Latvia increased by 18% year-on-year, the Latvian Auto Association informed LETA.
Latvian state-owned rail company Latvijas Dzelzcels (Latvian Railways, LDz) has reached a cooperation agreement with Russia's leading freight railway operator Freight One, LDz spokeswoman Linda Hakima informed.
TS Laevad, the Port of Tallinn subsidiary that is to start operating ferries between mainland Estonia and large western islands as of October, is preparing for the possibility of the four new ferries arriving late and is therefore in talks with four companies to rent substitute vessels, informs LETA/BNS according to the news portal of the public broadcaster ERR reports.
Although fuel company Olerex said on Tuesday that due to the fuel excise duty rise the Estonian state will lose up to 35 million euros in taxes, according to the Ministry of Finance fuel excise duty receipts rose nearly 15% on year in the first seven months of the year and are to total 481 million euros at the end of the year, reports LETA/BNS.
Within the period of January – June of 2016 Klaipeda Seaport cargo handling turnover increased by 5,7 %. to 19,94 mln. tn, i.e. more by 1 081,0 thou. tn comparing with the corresponding period of 2015, informs BC Klaipeda Seaport`s Marketing Department specialist Mantas Stončius.
Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kristen Michal on Friday appointed new members to supervisory boards of three state-owned companies and the former head of the Viru Keemia Grupp (VKG) oil shale company, Priit Rohumaa, was named as chairman of the supervisory board of the Estonian railway infrastructure company Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railways) in place of the present chairman Raivo Vare, reports LETA/BNS.
As of 18 August the Latvian Air Navigation Service Provider Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme (LGS) will deliver AFTN/AMHS system operator services for the Estonian Air Navigation Services (EANS), informs LGC representative BC.
CNN has named airBaltic as the Best airline for Innovation among global carriers "for its create-your-own-meal-tray food ordering system”, airBaltic representative informed BC.
Kuzbasskaya Toplivnaya Company, one of Russia's largest coal exporters, has started hauling crude to Poland via Lithuania. By the end of this year, up to 250,000 tons of coal should be transported via Lithuania by rail, report LETA/BNS.
Altogether 7.5 mln tons of freight was transported on the infrastructure of the state-owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railways) in the first seven months of 2016 or 22.9% less than in the same period a year ago. In July freight carriage totaled 779,000 tons, Estonian Railways spokesperson Liina Hallik told LETA/BNS.
A lawmaker and an economist say that Lithuania does need the railway stretch to Renge in Latvia and the dismantled tracks are no more than a pretext that Poland and Latvia are using to put pressure on their neighbor, BNS/LETA informs according daily Lietuvos Zinios reported on Thursday.
Lindaliin, operator of fast boats between the capitals of Estonia and Finland, has canceled the departures of the fast boat Merilin on Thursday, reports LETA/BNS.
Sales revenue of the Finnish shipping group Viking Line in the first half of 2016 declined to 238 mln euros from 239 mln euros earned in the same period a year before.