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Sunday, 25.09.2016, 06:44
The Estonian smartphone app Taxify that connects riders with local taxis and private drivers launched the service with 200 drivers in the Ukrainian capital Kiev on Friday, reports LETA/BNS.
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Some 3.166 mln passengers arrived in and departed from Lithuanian airports in the first eight months of this year, up by 13.8 % year-on-year, informs LETA/BNS.
Rigas Satiksme, the municipal public transport company of the Latvian capital city, carried 11.106 mln passengers in August 2016, up 1.4 % from the same month a year ago and up 6.5% from the previous month, LETA was told at the company.
During the first eight months of this year all Latvian ports together handled 41.104 mln tons of cargo, which was a 13.4% drop from the same period last year, LETA was told at the Transport Ministry.
Inchape BM Auto, the dealership of BMW, Mini, Alpina, Jaguar, Land Rover automobiles and BMW Motorrad motorcycles in Latvia, will be merged with Inchape Motors Latvia, which sells Mazda and Ford automobiles in Latvia, according to a statement printed in the official gazette Latvijas Vestnesis.
Toyota Baltic AS boosted its revenue 5.8% to 169.2 mln euros in the financial year ending March 2016, whereas the net result was a loss of 544,088 euros compared with a profit of almost 2 mln euros earned in the previous financial year, reports LETA/BNS.
The Estonian government is losing 357 mln euros annually as a result of the fall in transit volumes from their peak levels ten yars ago, while overall the slump in transit is depriving the Estonian economy of 510 mln euros every year, estimates by the Estonian Logistics and Transit Association indicate, reports LETA/BNS.
Latvia’s airBaltic plane Bombardier Q400 NextGen flying from Riga to Zurich on Saturday was forced to return to the Riga airport and make an emergency landing, said airBaltic spokesman Janis Vanags.
Eesti Post, the state owned Estonian postal company doing business under the Omniva name, has opened a new logistics terminal in Lithuania's second biggest city Kaunas, reports LETA/BNS.
Orlen Lietuva, the Lithuanian subsidiary of Poland's oil group Orlen, denies making additional demands to Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, or LG) in their talks over rail freight rates, reports LETA/BNS.
According to an estimate made on the basis of available data, the amount of money that the Port of Tallinn subsidiary TS Laevad may have to pay for substitute ferries and as a potential fine, 8.6 mln euros, is double the amount it can get from the shipyards building new ferries for it as a fine for delay, writes LETA/BNS accoring to Eesti Paevaleht information.
Three tourists from Lithuania incurred injuries when a bus capsized en route to an airport in Barcelona, Spain, in early hours of Wednesday, reports LETA/BNS.
Litgas, a gas trading company operated of the Lithuanian state-run energy holding Lietuvos Energija (Lithuanian Energy, LE), and Norway's gas extraction company Statoil have agreed on small-scale business model of trade of liquefied natural gas (LNG), which has been subject of negotiations for the past 18 months, reports LETA/BNS.
A Lufthansa airplane which departed from Tallinn on Wednesday morning had to turn back as a result of a collision with a bird, but the incident posed no danger to people, LETA/BNS writes according news portal of the public broadcaster ERR reports.
The newspaper Diena reports today that Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis flew to Sunday's official meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin not with Latvian national airline airBaltic, but Irish low-fare airline Ryanair, writes LETA.