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Monday, 09.12.2013, 01:58
The total throughput of Klaipėda Port and in Būtingės terminal in November of 2013 totalled 3,4 mln tn of seaborne cargo. The cargo handling turnover in Klaipėda Port in November of 2013 reached 2,6 mln. tn (the year-on-year change was -15,2% or by -462,3 thou. tn.), meanwhile -0,8 mln. tn of cargo were handled at Būtingės terminal (the year-on-year change was -13,9% or -124,2 thou. tn), informed BC marketing specialist at the port Jurga Daujotiene.
European Parliament members are afraid that building Rail Baltica may fail due to extra conditions presented by the Lithuanian government, LETA/Estonian Public Broadcasting reports.
As of 6:00 CET December 5, Nord Stream has successfully completed the final 30-day test of the pipeline system, informed BC Nord Stream’s press service.
Binders was the largest road and bridge construction company in Latvia last year with a turnover of LVL 55.28 million, according to the Latvian Business Report 2013 collated by Firmas.lv and Nozare.lv, informs LETA.
The cargo volume transported by the Estonian state-owned railway cargo transport company EVR Cargo reached 14.38 mln tonnes in the first eleven months of the year 2013, which is by 14.7% less than at the same time last year, Äripäev.ee/LETA reports.
On 5 December, Lithuania-based company Klaipedos Nafta and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania concluded an Agreement on the Margin Payment and Mortgage of Property as well as a Maximum Conditional and Ordinary Mortgage Agreement, informs LETA/ELTA.
Meelis Atonen, council chairman of the Estonian state-owned postal company Eesti Post, said at Competition Board conference on Thursday that Eesti Post should be privatised and the company is ready for it today, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
The preliminary sales revenues of Lithuania-based company Klaipedos Nafta during eleven months of 2013 comprise LTL 116.0 million (EUR 33.6 million) and are lower by 5.1% compared to the same period of 2012 (LTL 122.2 or EUR 35.4 million). The company during eleven months of 2013 reloaded 5,454 thousand tons of oil products into its storage tanks, i.e. by 12.1% less than during eleven months of 2012 (6,208 thousand tons), informs LETA/ELTA.
At the beginning of December, the retail price for 95 octane gas in Latvia was EUR 1,300.14 per 1,000 liters – the fifth lowest price in the European Union, according to the European Commission's data on fuel prices in the EU. Estonia registered the third lowest price, informs LETA.
Accelerated growth enables Transiidikeskuse AS to exceed its annual growth target of 10% in 2013, LETA/Äripäev.ee reports.
The Estonian government decided at its Thursday session to reduce the interest rate of loans granted to national carrier Estonian Air to 7.06%, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Latvian airline airBaltic is the first brand of the Baltic region to reach 100 000 Facebook followers. To celebrate such an achievement, airBaltic used an unmanned drone to deliver free flight tickets to Facebook fans, informs BC Jānis Vanags, vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic.
Winter cruise season in Tallinn was opened on Friday November 29th by Fred Olsen ship Black Watch that brings about 700 British cruise tourists to the capital of Estonia. This season, Tallinn expects 7 winter cruise calls together with other special winter holiday travels, reports BC Port of Tallinn’s marketing specialist Triin Rum.
2.17 million tonnes of cargo was handled by ports administered by the Estonian state-owned AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) in November; the total cargo volume of this year reached 25.9 million tonnes, which is by 4.3% less than last year, the company informed LETA.
On Wednesday, the Lithuania's aviation company Air Lituanica initiated the arbitrage process against company the Estonian Air. Air Lituanica brought an action before the Estonian Air for the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), informs LETA/ELTA.