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Wednesday, 10.02.2016, 08:39
EVR Cargo, the Estonian state owned rail freight haulage company, saw its operating volume in January 2016 drop by 27% year-on-year to 964,000 tons, reports LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Estonia, Railways, Transport
The 8th February was the first day to seek for compensation for tickets bought from the bankrupt state-owned airline Estonian Air and 15,806 applications were submitted, writes LETA.
Suspicions related to corruption crimes have been brought against 15 border guards in Lithuania in 2015, and over 120 officials of the State Border Guard Service have been sentenced for corruption in the last decade, reports LETA/BNS.
On Friday, February 5, 2016, three awards from OAG arrived in Riga for the Latvian airline airBaltic. As previously announced in January, OAG analysts, who tracked the performance of a total of over 50 million flight records, have ranked the Latvian airline airBaltic No 1 globally in punctuality in 2015, and awarded airBaltic in three categories – the world’s most punctual airline, the most on time airline in the EMEA region and the first in mainline category, reported BC Janis Vanags.
The two passenger ferries under construction for Port of Tallinn subsidiary TS Laevad at the Sefine shipyard in Turkey cost 22.8 million euros apiece and the other two being built in the Remontowa shipyard in Poland cost 31.5 million euros each, the weekly Eesti Ekspress claims, cites LETA/BNS.
Ukraine, a member of Viking container shuttle train project, has launched a new Silk Road to China bypassing Russia and invites the Lithuanians to use this route for freight transportation to Asia. However, Lithuania is cautious about this idea, the Verslo Zinios business daily reports on Tuesday, cites LETA/BNS.
Estonia's Port of Tallinn is holding talks with several investors over building at the Paldiski South Port a refinery capable of processing 3-6 million tons of crude annually, informs LETA.
Narva Bussiveod, the municipal bus company of the northeastern city of Narva, filed for bankruptcy and laid off all its 74 staff in February 2016, after losing the city's public transport tender, cites LETA.
Maxima Grupe (Maxima Group), the operator of the largest retail chain in the Baltic countries, has opened a logistics center, worth 35 million euros, in Estonia, informs LETA/BNS.
Kaunas police investigators have helped their French counterparts crack an international network of thieves of trucks – the persons are suspected of stealing the vehicles in France and bringing them to Lithuania, informs LETA/BNS.
Riga International Airport has accomplished the EU Cohesion Fund co-financed project “Riga International Airport Infrastructure Development”, in the framework of which the last two years have seen significant infrastructure reconstruction works at the airport. The works have resulted in improved flight safety, better environmental conditions and increased aerodrome capacity.
Terminals in the Port of Ventspils handled a total of 1.84 million tons of cargo in January 2016 or by 29% less than in January 2015 but it is the largest monthly amount that the port has reloaded since May 2015.
Interior Minister Hanno Pevkur and representatives of the Police and Border Guard Board met in the southeastern regional capital Polva on Friday with the leaders of the municipalities situated next to Estonia's land border to offer an overview of the state of affairs in the construction of the border and speak about cooperation with municipalities, informs LETA.
A Lithuanian court has given the green light for the port of Klaipeda and Latvia's road and bridge construction company Latvijas Tilti to sign a contract, worth more than EUR 13 million, for the upgrading of certain quays at the port, informs LETA/BNS.
New alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) registrations in Lithuania almost doubled in 2015, but their number remained among the lowest in the European Union, figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) showed on Monday, cites LETA/BNS.