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Thursday, 23.10.2014, 00:40
The Lithuanian airline Air Lituanica expands its business in Belarus with agency Ticketing Airport Services Belarus becoming the official commercial representative of the company. The agency will be responsible for the distribution of Air Lituanica flight tickets on the Belarusian market and represent the company in terms of marketing and the market of tourism, the airline said in a statement, cites LETA/ELTA.
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Next week liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Independence will arrive to Lithuania, it will ensure Lithuania's energy freedom, says Jovita Neliupsiene, Chief Advisor on Foreign Affairs to President Dalia Grybauskaite, cites LETA/ELTA.
Based on preliminary unaudited data, in the first half of 2014, normalised earnings of state-owned enterprises (SOE) in Lithuania totalled LTL 262.8 million (EUR 76.1 million), by 1.2% more year-on-year, informs LETA/ELTA.
Cargo turnover at the Baltic countries' ports increased by 1.1% in the first nine months of 2014, amounting to 106.78 million tons, as compared to the respective period of 2013, according to information provided by portal "RZD Partner", cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
Lithuanian and Kazakh representatives agreed over more active co-operation in order to boost cargo volumes transported between the two countries, including co-ordinated actions seeking to attract transit cargo from China, informs LETA.
During a meeting on October 17th with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the EU-Asia Summit, President Andris Berzins proposed to expand the scope of economic cooperation, as well as strengthen cooperation in transportation and logistics, as well as in food exports, LETA was informed by the Presidential Press Service.
Lithuanian Minister of Energy Rokas Masiulis has said that the incident in the Swedish waters should not hamper Lithuania's Liquefied Natural Gas terminal project, reports LETA/ELTA.
During 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan, Italy yesterday, Latvian President Andris Berzins commended transit and logistics opportunities offered by Latvia.
Lithuania’s Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius who is attending the 10th Summit of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan has talked at the first session on Thursday about promotion of financial and economic growth by enhancing co-operation between Europe and Asia, informs LETA/ELTA.
The Ministry of National Defence is procuring additional Javelin advanced medium range anti-tank guided missile systems for the value of USD 20 million to strengthen national defence capabilities and increase the Lithuanian Armed Forces' stock of medium-range anti-tank weaponry, reports LETA/ELTA.
During the Russian Energy Ministry's October 6 discussion on increasing the oil product transshipment amounts at Russian ports, Russian oil pipeline company Transneft suggested that this could be done at the expense of Latvian ports, business newspaper "Vedomosti" reports, cites LETA.
In the first nine months of the year 2014, new car registrations were up by 20% compared to the first nine months of last year, Ingus Rutins, the vice president of "Automotive Association", told Nozare.lv, writes LETA.
About 40 electric automobiles have been registered in Latvia in 2014, Ingus Rutins, the vice president of "Automotive Association", told Nozare.lv/LETA.
Stena Line's route between Nynäshamn and Ventspils has had a very positive development this year, increasing freight volumes by 23 percent. The demand continues to increase, so the sailing schedule is expanded with the help of M/S Ask and M/S Urd operating Travemünde-Liepaja.
Freight transportation in East-West transport corridor via the port of Klaipeda, prospects of cooperation in Viking project, establishment of common public logistic centres, opening of direct flights between Vilnius and Baku, collaboration in information and communication technology were among the topics tackled by Rimantas Sinkevivius, Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, Azerbaijan’s Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov and Ali M. Abbasov, Minister of Communications and High Technologies, reported BC the ministry.