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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 07.04.2020, 17:40

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Covis-19: Lithuanian Railways to temporarily stop services on another 30 routes

Covis-19: Lithuanian Railways to temporarily stop services on another 30 routes

07.04.2020

LG Keleiviams, the passenger transportation subsidiary of Lithuania's state-run railway company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railwways), will temporarily suspend services on another 30 routes as of Wednesday but will ensure inter-city connection, the company said.

Keyword tags: Covid-19, Crisis, Lithuania, Railways, Transport



Covid-19: Finland recommends to suspend ticketing to ship passengers until May 13

Covid-19: Finland recommends to suspend ticketing to ship passengers until May 13

07.04.2020

The Finnish government announced on Tuesday that it recommends for shipping companies to suspend the sale of tickets to passengers from Finland to Sweden, Estonia and Germany from April 11, writes LETA/BNS-STT.

Ventspils port terminals see 41.7% drop in cargo turnover in Q1

Ventspils port terminals see 41.7% drop in cargo turnover in Q1

07.04.2020

During the first three months of 2020, terminals operating at the northwestern Latvian port of Ventspils reloaded 3.724 million tons of cargo, which is a decrease of 41.7% against the respective period a year ago, according to the information published by the Ventspils port.


This week a kilometre-long train from China will cross Latvia’s territory

This week a kilometre-long train from China will cross Latvia’s territory

06.04.2020

This week an especially long assembly of cargo train will be transported, using railway infrastructure maintained by SJSC “Latvijas dzelzceļš” (LDz), that, continuing the cooperation with the Russian Railway company and based on the agreement signed between both companies in late February on organization of transportation of especially long cargo trains, is transported from China to the Kaliningrad region.

The design works to start for the whole Rail Baltica main line in Latvia

The design works to start for the whole Rail Baltica main line in Latvia

06.04.2020

The joint venture of the Rail Baltica project RB Rail AS, on behalf of the Ministry of Transport of Latvia, has concluded two contracts for the design and design supervision services for the remaining two sections of the Rail Baltica main line in Latvia. Both winners were selected based on the most economically advantageous proposal and proposed price is within the planned budget for these key activities.


06.04.2020

Transport cos: Estonia's low diesel fuel levy optimizing competition in Baltics

Lowering the excise duty on diesel fuel would help Estonian road transport operators survive the crisis and remain in competition with Latvian and Lithuanian businesses, Estonian transport companies said. LETA/BNS.

02.04.2020

Cars wait in 16 km long line to cross Latvian-Lithuanian border

A 16 kilometers long line of passenger cars has built up at the Grenctale crossing on Latvian-Lithuanian border, Zane Plone, a representative of the Latvian Road Transport Administration, told LETA.

02.04.2020

Covid-19: 2.6 mln items of personal protective equipment arrive in Estonia

As part of a joint order placed by Estonia and Latvia, 2.6 mln pieces of personal protective equipment arrived in Tallinn on Thursday, informed LETA/BNS.

02.04.2020

Estonia lowering diesel tax to Lithuania's level

As part of the economic measures taken to ease the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis, Estonia is about to lower the excise duty on diesel to the level valid in Lithuania, which means that the price of diesel would decline by 14.5 cents per liter, reported LETA/BNS.

01.04.2020

Covid-19: 60 non-flying planes find refuge at Lithuanian airports

As many countries across the world have closed their borders and suspended flights, air companies have started looking for places to leave their planes safely. There are now 60 such planes at Lithuanian airports, mainly in Vilnius. informed LETA/BNS.

01.04.2020

Not all airlines will resume work after travel restrictions lifted - Gauss

Due to the travel restrictions introduced around the world to help battle the spread of Covid-19, there will be some airlines that will not resume their work when these restrictions are lifted, the CEO of Latvian airline airBaltic Martin Gauss told LETA.

01.04.2020

Covid-19 Latvia: Passenger transportation in the regions has reduced by between 50 to 60%

Since the state of emergency was declared in the country, passenger transportation in the regions has reduced y between 50 to 60% Minister of Transport Talis Linkaits (New Conservative Party) told LETA.

01.04.2020

Covid-19: Finnish govt fails to agree on when travel ban will start

The Finnish government has informed about new restrictions for passenger traffic on the ferries plying cargo routes between Finland and Estonia and Finland and Sweden, but it failed on Tuesday to agree about the time when the information reported LETA/BNS.

31.03.2020

airBaltic to fly with reduced fleet after Covid-19 crisis and only with Airbus aircraft

In an interview with LETA, the chief executive officer of Latvian airline airBaltic Martin Gauss said that the airline will fly with a reduced fleet after the Covid-19 crisis and only with Airbus aircraft.

31.03.2020

Lithuania's GetJet Airline set to lay off 370 employees

Lithuania's wet-lease and charter services provider GetJet Airline has given lay-off notices to 370 employees, the Employment Service said LETA/BNS.

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