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Monday, 24.10.2016, 02:46
Rigas Satiksme, the municipal public transport company of the Latvian capital city, carried 12.668 mln passengers in September 2016, down 1.5 % from the same month a year ago and up 14 % from the previous month, LETA was told at the company.
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The Russian state-owned rail company, Russian Railways, will introduce a 25 % discount on transit shipments of oil products from Belarusian refineries to Russia’s north-western ports, making its rail transit charges similar to that of Baltic ports, writes LETA/BNS according to Interfax information.
In the coming weekend sea levels are forecast to drop as much as 74 centimeters below the Kronstadt mean sea level, the local benchmark for the eastern Baltic Sea, which means that ferry traffic between the mainland and Hiiumaa island will continue to be affected, the operator of the ferries said LETA/BNS on Friday.
Court rules regulator had no reason to make Latvijas Gaze ensure third-party access to infrastructure21.10.2016
The Public Utilities Commission had no reason to issue a regulation obliging Latvijas Gaze natural gas utility to allow third parties, including Latvenergo power utility, to access its gas transmission, distribution and supply infrastructure, the Administrative Regional Court ruled today, writes LETA.
The Transport Ministry in cooperation with experts has completed work on alternative road tax rates, which stipulate higher taxes for luxury automobiles with high carbon dioxide emissions. The tax is expected to provide EUR 93 mln to the budget this year and about as much in 2017.
The recovery of the dairy market will depend on oil prices and the decline of milk production volumes in southern Europe and New Zealand, Raimondas Karpavicius, chairman of Marijampoles Pieno Konservai operated by Russian-Liechtenstein joint venture Eksimeta, told Verslo Zinios business daily writes LETA/BNS.
Four people aboard a Lithuanian-owned yacht -- two Lithuanians, an Estonian and a Finn -- were rescued in the Baltic Sea last night, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said on Friday writes LETA/BNS.
As Russian railway companies plan on getting the Belarusian oil cargo from the Baltic states and divert them to the Gulf of Finland, Lithuania's state-run railway company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, or LG) expects to keep the freight volume at the current level, informs LETA/BNS.
Klaipedos Nafta (Klaipeda Oil), the Lithuanian state-controlled oil loading company, has signed a long-term three-year fuel oil loading contract with the Belarusian oil company Belorusskaya Neftyanaya Kompaniya (Belarusian Oil Company, or BNK ), reports LETA/BNS.
As things stand now, the penalties meted out to the shipyards building new ferries for Estonian island routes for delays in the delivery of the ferries have covered the costs of the rent of substitute vessels, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kristen Michal said.
The management of the Russian state owned rail company Rossiyskie Zheleznye Dorogi (Russian Railways) this week will consider a 25 percent discount on the charges that are applied for shipping gasoline, diesel fuel and fuel oil cargos from refineries in Belarus to Russia’s northwestern ports, thus making them equal to the tariffs that are charged on shipments to ports in the Baltic states, the Russian business newspaper Kommersant reports.
Latvia will begin the process of purchasing two new helicopters for the State Border Guard next year, Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (Unity) said during a Saeima Defense, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee meeting today, reports LETA.
The state will have to provide co-financing of approximately EUR 100 mln for implementation of the rail electrification project, as Latvijas Dzelzcels railroad company's head Edvins Berzins said in an interview with LNT television, writes LETA.
Of Baltic ports, container loading volumes in the first nine months of 2016 grew year over year in Klaipeda and Riga and declined in Tallinn and Liepaja, the annual rate of decline for Tallinn being 6.6%, writes LETA/BNS.
The Estonian state owned transmission system operator Elering AS and the Finnish state owned company Baltic Connector OY on Monday signed an agreement on their cooperation concerning the undersea portion of the Balticconnector project to interconnect the natural gas transmission systems of Estonia and Finland, reports LETA/BNS.