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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Saturday, 20.01.2018, 20:28

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In 2018, Riga port will continue entering new markets for cargo and passenger attraction

In 2018, Riga port will continue entering new markets for cargo and passenger attraction

19.01.2018

In 2018, the marketing activities of the Freeport of Riga Authority will be focused both on preserving existing markets and active work in new regions, attracting new cargo and passenger flows to the port, In the marketing area, the Freeport of Riga Authority will continue strategic cooperation with port operators, supporting them in attracting cargo and investments, informed BC port’s press service.

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Estonian president, Juncker focus on EU future, budget

Estonian president, Juncker focus on EU future, budget

19.01.2018

During a meeting in Brussels on Thursday, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker discussed matters of the future of the European Union, shaping of the new financial period, the union's energy policy, Eastern Partnership and large infrastructure projects, informs LETA/BNS.

Ambassador: Tallinn-Helsinki tunnel would be important connection for Finland

Ambassador: Tallinn-Helsinki tunnel would be important connection for Finland

19.01.2018

Finnish ambassador to Estonia Kirsti Narinen said that the Tallinn-Helsinki railway tunnel would be an important connection with continental Europe for Finland, reports LETA/BNS.


Latvian millionaire builds beach house, officially proves it is ''a ship''

Latvian millionaire builds beach house, officially proves it is ''a ship''

19.01.2018

A beach house built by the very sea in Latvia’s western Pavilosta county has been legally declared "a ship", Kursas Laiks newspaper reported.

Estonia to compensate aid given to ship guards held in India

Estonia to compensate aid given to ship guards held in India

19.01.2018

The Estonian government on January 18th decided to allocate money from its reserve to the Foreign Ministry to compensate it for the unsecured aid given to the Estonian ship guards released from prison in India in December 2017, reports LETA/BNS.


19.01.2018

Port of Tallinn to sell equipment of Muuga coal terminal

The state-owned port company AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) has put on sale the assets and structures of the Muuga coal terminal for up to 3.3 million euros with the plan of clearing out the quayside and having it make money, informs LETA/BNS.

18.01.2018

Nordica is not legal successor of Estonian Air

Jaan Tamm, CEO of state-owned Estonian Airline company Nordic Aviation Group operating under the Nordica brand, said that Nordica is a viable company and that it is not the legal successor of Estonia's former national airline Estonian Air, informs LETA/BNS.

18.01.2018

Liepaja port raises cargo turnover by 16% in 2017

The Liepaja port in south-western Latvia reloaded 6.589 million tons of cargo last year, which is a 16% rise from 2016,writes LETA, according to the management of the Liepaja Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

18.01.2018

Smuggled cigarettes account for 19.6% of Lithuania's market

The 2017 growth of the amount of illicit tobacco products in Lithuania was the biggest over the past five years, with smuggled cigarettes accounting for nearly a fifth of the cigarette consumption level, according to an empty pack survey carried out by Nielsen, cites LETA/BNS.

18.01.2018

Riga airport serves 12.9% more passengers in 2017

Riga International Airport served 6.098 million passengers in 2017, which is a 12.9% growth from 2016, the airport informed LETA.

18.01.2018

Klaipeda port projects slight drop in cargo volumes in 2018

The Lithuanian seaport of Klaipeda forecasts that cargo volumes will fall slightly this year from last year's record high levels, a senior executive of the port said on January 17th, cites LETA/BNS.

18.01.2018

Latvia spent EUR 65.1 mln on road maintenance in 2017

Latvia spent EUR 65.1 million on road maintenance in 2017, Aldis Lacis, director of the road management and maintenance department of the state-owned company Latvijas Valsts Celi (Latvian State Roads), told journalists on January 17th, cites LETA.

17.01.2018

Lithuania's growth of new car sales EU's biggest in 2017

Lithuania's new car sales grew at the fastest rate in the EU in 2017, figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) showed on Wednesday, cites LETA/BNS.

17.01.2018

Bronka port keen to direct bulk goods away from Baltic ports

Feniks LLC, a company running a multipurpose marine freight handling complex at Bronka Port of St. Petersburg, is planning to build railway infrastructure by 2022 to redirect the handling of bulk cargoes from ports in the Baltic countries to Russia, informs LETA.

17.01.2018

Number of M&A transactions in Baltics to grow in infrastructure, transport

The number of transactions on the mergers and acquisitions market of Estonia and the Baltic countries alike is set to continue this year, and in addition to the financial and telecom sectors increases are due to take place in infrastructure and transport, Toomas Prangli, managing partner at Sorainen law office, said, cites LETA.

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