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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 25.03.2019, 00:17

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Estonian shipper Tallink's Isabelle ferry to be renovated in Finland

Estonian shipper Tallink's Isabelle ferry to be renovated in Finland

22.03.2019

Estonian shipper Tallink’s Isabelle cruise ship that has been running between Riga and Stockholm will be renovated in Finland's Naantali shipyard, Tallink Latvija sales and marketing director Baiba Muceniece said.

Keyword tags: Estonia, Good for Business, Port, Tourism, Transport



New rules for hauliers could curb Lithuania’s exports

New rules for hauliers could curb Lithuania’s exports

22.03.2019

European Union (EU) institutions are finalising the Mobility Package – a set of initiatives concerning the governance of commercial road transport in the European Union that would make traffic safer, ensure proper social conditions for workers, support fair competition, increase efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions, air pollution and congestion. However, without any prior preparation, in the long run the new rules might cause financial problems for the currently booming Lithuania’s transportation sector, which generates more than a tenth of the country’s GDP.

Passenger traffic on domestic ship routes increased in Estonia

Passenger traffic on domestic ship routes increased in Estonia

22.03.2019

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2018, compared to 2017, the number of passengers on the main scheduled domestic ship lines increased by 3%, but the number of international traffic passengers served by Estonian ports decreased by 1%. The freight volume of ports in tonnes increased by around 3%.


New LNG shipment due to arrive in Lithuania's Klaipeda – LET

New LNG shipment due to arrive in Lithuania's Klaipeda – LET

22.03.2019

A LNG bunker vessel is brining a new LNG shipment to the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda, meant for power and gas provider Lietuvos Energijos Tiekimas (Lithuanian Energy Supply, LET), informed LETA/BNS.

Situation on Latvian roads this year is the worst one in past five or ten years

Situation on Latvian roads this year is the worst one in past five or ten years

22.03.2019

The situation on Latvia roads is the worst one in the past five or ten years, said non-risk insurer Balta, citing the company’s data on damages to cars due to poor quality roads, reported LETA/BNS.


21.03.2019

Estonia: Dutch shipbuilder starts building LNG vessel for Eesti Gaas

The Dutch shipbuilding company Damen has performed in the Yichang shipyard in China the inaugural cutting of metal for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering ship to be built for the Estonian company Eesti Gaas, reporting LETA/BNS.

21.03.2019

Bolt to roll out food delivery service in Estonia, Finland, South Africa

Bolt, the ride-hailing company from Estonia previously known as Taxify, will start offering a food delivery service shortly, launching it first in Estonia, Finland and South Africa, reported LETA/BNS.

21.03.2019

Austrian airline Laudamotion to launch direct flights between Riga and Vienna in October

Austrian low-fare airline Laudamotion will launch direct flights between Riga and Vienna in October, Riga International Airport informed BC.

21.03.2019

Belarusian cargo owners increasingly choose to ship their cargos through Latvia instead of Lithuania - Latvijas Dzelzcels

More and more Belarusian cargo owners choose to ship their cargo through Latvia instead of Klaipeda in Lithuania, Edvins Berzins, CEO of Latvjas Dzelzcels (LDz, Latvian Railways) national rail company, told LETA, adding that cargos from Belarus grew by 10% last year.

20.03.2019

Laudamotion to launch flights from Vilnius to Vienna

Austria's budget carrier Laudamotion is set to launch regular flights between Vilnius and Vienna next October, Lietuvos Oro Uostai (Lithuanian Airports, or LOU) said LETA/BNS.

19.03.2019

airBaltic carried 34% more passengers on Estonian routes in 2 months

The state-owned Latvian airline airBaltic carried over 70,000 passengers on direct flights departing from Tallinn during the first two months of 2019, 34% more than in January and February 2018, informed aircompany.

18.03.2019

Hololei: China must act in accordance with EU rules in Helsinki tunnel project

Henrik Hololei, director-general for mobility and transport at the European Commission, has expressed skepticism as regards the Tallinn-Helsinki tunnel project led by Finnish businessman Peter Vesterbacka, while also pointing out that the Chinese investors ready to finance Vesterbacka's plan must act in accordance with European Union (EU) rules, writes LETA/BNS.

18.03.2019

airBaltic carries 14% more passengers in-February

Latvian airline airBaltic in February 2019 has transported 245 349 passengers or 14% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

18.03.2019

Lithuania's Achema to buy at least 2 LNG cargoes this spring

Lithuania's fertilizer manufacturer Achema is set to purchase at least two liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes this year, according to publicly available information from Klaipedos Nafta, the Klaipeda LNG terminal's operator, informed LETA/BNS.

18.03.2019

Fuel prices up in Vilnius and Tallinn, unchanged in Riga

Fuel prices this week have risen in Vilnius and Tallinn, but remained unchanged in Vilnius, LETA has found out.

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