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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 20.10.2014, 07:23

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President commends Latvia's transit and logistics opportunities at ASEM

President commends Latvia's transit and logistics opportunities at ASEM

17.10.2014

During 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan, Italy yesterday, Latvian President Andris Berzins commended transit and logistics opportunities offered by Latvia.

Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Forum, Latvia, Logistics, Transport



Lithuanian PM notes importance of cooperation between Europe, Asia at ASEM Summit

Lithuanian PM notes importance of cooperation between Europe, Asia at ASEM Summit

17.10.2014

Lithuania’s Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius who is attending the 10th Summit of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan has talked at the first session on Thursday about promotion of financial and economic growth by enhancing co-operation between Europe and Asia, informs LETA/ELTA.

Lithuania to replenish supplies for its Javelin anti-tank missile system

Lithuania to replenish supplies for its Javelin anti-tank missile system

17.10.2014

The Ministry of National Defence is procuring additional Javelin advanced medium range anti-tank guided missile systems for the value of USD 20 million to strengthen national defence capabilities and increase the Lithuanian Armed Forces' stock of medium-range anti-tank weaponry, reports LETA/ELTA.


Vedomosti: Russian oil companies seek alternatives to Latvian ports

Vedomosti: Russian oil companies seek alternatives to Latvian ports

16.10.2014

During the Russian Energy Ministry's October 6 discussion on increasing the oil product transshipment amounts at Russian ports, Russian oil pipeline company Transneft suggested that this could be done at the expense of Latvian ports, business newspaper "Vedomosti" reports, cites LETA.

In 9 months, new car sales in Latvia grew by 20%

In 9 months, new car sales in Latvia grew by 20%

16.10.2014

In the first nine months of the year 2014, new car registrations were up by 20% compared to the first nine months of last year, Ingus Rutins, the vice president of "Automotive Association", told Nozare.lv, writes LETA.

16.10.2014

About 40 electric automobiles registered in Latvia in 2014

About 40 electric automobiles have been registered in Latvia in 2014, Ingus Rutins, the vice president of "Automotive Association", told Nozare.lv/LETA.

16.10.2014

Stena Line expands the sailing schedule in Nynäshamn-Ventspils

Stena Line's route between Nynäshamn and Ventspils has had a very positive development this year, increasing freight volumes by 23 percent. The demand continues to increase, so the sailing schedule is expanded with the help of M/S Ask and M/S Urd operating Travemünde-Liepaja.

16.10.2014

Lithuania invites Azerbaijan to exploit opportunities for goods transit to West

Freight transportation in East-West transport corridor via the port of Klaipeda, prospects of cooperation in Viking project, establishment of common public logistic centres, opening of direct flights between Vilnius and Baku, collaboration in information and communication technology were among the topics tackled by Rimantas Sinkevivius, Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, Azerbaijan’s Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov and Ali M. Abbasov, Minister of Communications and High Technologies, reported BC the ministry.

16.10.2014

Grybauskaite talks about suspicious investments in Marijampole and Neringa

The attempts to set up a testing laboratory for Rail Skyway Systems Ltd. "string transport" near Zokniai military airfield in Siauliai city are probably not the only case of suspicious investments, informs LETA/ELTA.

16.10.2014

The number of persons employed in Latvian transportation industry increased by 36.8% over five 5

A study carried out by Lursoft shows that the Latvian transportation and logistics industry currently comprises over 5500 enterprises, 67.72% of which are registered in Riga and its surroundings. The industry has experienced an increase in popularity since 2004, when the number of enterprises operating in the industry started growing rapidly.

16.10.2014

Not clear for what purpose Freeport of Riga will use its new earnings

Associate Director at KPMG Baltics Masane-Ose informed the business portal Nozare.lv yesterday that "this time out, the Freeport of Riga has decided to increase port fees either because they have not been increased for the past eight years, or because it is an attempt to compensate the recently-introduced 10% port dues", cites LETA.

16.10.2014

Norwegian company designs ferries for Tallinna Sadam

The Estonian state-owned port operator Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) announced that the projects and technical parameters of the new ferryboats the company will buy were developed and the necessary documentation for shipyards was compiled by the Norwegian engineering firm LMG Marin, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

16.10.2014

State of emergency declared in Latvian Ogre

Yesterday, the central Latvia city of Ogre officially declared a state of emergency due to flooding caused by heavy rains, informs LETA.

15.10.2014

The Freeport of Riga boasts cargo turnover by 13.8% in September

Compared to September of the previous year the volume of various cargos handled at the Freeport of Riga in 2014 has increased by 13.8% – almost 3, 5 million tons were transshipped within one month, reports BC port’s press service.

15.10.2014

The united team of 2 schools wins the Riga Port’s competition

In 2014, the winner of the student project competition “The Port for the City”, organized by the Freeport of Riga Authority, is the united team of Karlis Jonas (Riga Hanzas Secondary School) and Anna Elina Vitola (Riga French Lyceum), informs BC port’s press service.

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