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Monday, 15.09.2014, 07:03
Cargo turnover at Latvian ports reached 50.03 million tons in January-August 2014, 3.9% more than in the same period in 2013, the Transport Ministry's Transit Policy Department informed Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
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Latvian Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) has decided not to accept a resignation submitted by the ministry's representative on the Freeport of Riga board, Dzineta Innusa, reports LETA, referring to newspaper Diena.
The new EU infrastructure policy is aimed at better and efficient transport network among EU-28 states; the budget for new policy triples EU financing to €26 billion during 2014–20. Among nine major transport corridors is the North Sea-Baltic Corridor to connect Eastern Baltic Sea ports with that of the North Sea. It will provide modern road and rail transport links between the three Baltic States, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
In the first eight months of 2014, the total amount of rail freight increased by 2.8% from the same period in 2013, reaching 38.9 million tons, the Ministry of Transport informed the business portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
Domenikss, the official "Mercedes-Benz" dealership in Latvia, operated with EUR 56,082 in profit last year, which was 12 times less when compared to the previous year, informs LETA/Nozare.lv, according to Firmas.lv.
Leader of the Seimas Opposition in Lithuania Andrius Kubilius says the investment agreement conducted between Siauliai City Municipality and creators of the so called string transport is a threat to national security, informs LETA/ELTA, referring Siauliu krastas.
On 12 September, Estonian national carrier Estonian Air will launch a sales campaign of next year flight destinations including seasonal flights to Paris, Berlin, Nice, Split and Milan. Tickets with special fares are sold until 14 September 2014, reports LETA.
New European Union sanctions targeting Russian oil firms, defense companies and banks over the crisis in Ukraine entered into force on Friday, September 12th, informed LETA, referring to AFP/DPA.
After the reconstruction of the oil processing plant Naftan in Polotsk, Belarus has become interested in transporting its production through Latvia, Belarusian Transport and Communications Minister Anatoly Sivak told Latvian Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity), cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
Estonian BLRT Grupp company Marketex Marine completed building the world's biggest steel fish-feeding barge, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
"Complaints that came from business owners and state officials where completely unnecessary, as I operate following the decisions made by the board," the Freeport of Riga's controversial CEO Leonids Loginovs said in an interview with LTV, adding that the Freeport of Riga board's complaints were based on selfish interests, informs LETA.
Estonian state-owned port operator Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) announced that the ports it manages serviced 1,071,898 passengers in the month of August 2014, which is 4.2% more than last year and the highest August result ever, informs LETA.
The public procurement for finding a ferry operator for the ferry routes between Estonia's mainland and bigger islands is likely to fail since the state-owned port operator Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) and Saaremaa Laevakompanii (Saaremaa Shipping Company) are not likely to participate, LETA\/Postimees writes.
Lithuania needed as much as 10 years to open the new Central Klaipeda Terminal for passengers and cargo, informs LETA/ELTA, referring to Vakaru ekspresas.
Ms Jana Hamranova from Slovakia, who came to Vilnius on a Lufthansa flight has become the 2-millionth passenger at Vilnius Airport in 2014, the airport reported BC.