First 30 000 ton timber cargo sent from Estonia to China

From Estonia’s largest cargo port, the Muuga Harbour, the first cargo ship carrying 30 000 tons of timber owned by Estonian wood exporter Westwood Group departed for the port of Lanshan, China.

Shipping Industry Stares Down New Fuel Restrictions

HOUSTON — Tens of thousands of cargo ships, tankers, container ships and cruise liners belch noxious sulfuric gases and fine particles that drift over cities and cover them with smog.

Economy Ministry: liquefied gas terminal must be built in Riga

Latvia Economy Ministry (EM) and the government’s standpoint regarding liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal construction in Riga has not changed – it should be built in Riga port, EM representative Evita Urpena told business portal Nozare.lv.

Ports will have to install cargo evaporation emission control systems

It is planned that Latvian port terminals engaged in oil products or dangerous chemical substances will have to introduce evaporation emission control systems starting from 1 January 2022, which is provided by Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry’s developed amendments to the Law on Pollution.

Cargo turnover down at ports and increases at airports in Latvia

Compared to 2015, the volume of freights carried by land and pipeline transport has decreased by 8.1 million tonnes or 6.6 % in 2016. The most notable drop in the volume of freights carried was recorded in rail transport – of 7.8 million tonnes or 14.1 %. Data on freights carried indicate the lowest volume since 2010, when it amounted to 101.6 million tonnes.

Freight forwarders to be included in a unified register

Starting from 2013, there will be a unified register of freight forwarders in European Union (EU) which will include information about all registered freight forwarders and offences committed by them, the Ministry of Transport informs.

Latvia's freight transport by road increases

In Q1 of 2013 the total volume of freights carried in main transport sectors has remained at the level of previous year (increase of 0.5%) as compared to Q1 of 2012.

Ventspils’ cargo turnover up 18%; cargoes from Russia continue to decline

In July 2017, terminals working at Ventspils Freeport handled a total of 1.2 million tonnes of cargoes. In the first seven months of 2017, terminals of Ventspils Freeport handled 13.6 million tonnes of cargoes, which is 18% more than a year ago, as reported by ventspilnieks.lv.

Kučinskis: Latvian ports should attract cargoes from Belarus

«Latvia is interested in trilateral cooperation with Belarus and China, especially in regards to attraction of cargoes from Great Stone industrial park for Latvian ports,» says Latvian Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis.

Baltic ports raise cargo turnover by 3.4% in January-November

RIGA - During the first 11 months of this year, all Baltic ports together received and shipped 137.115 million tons of cargo, which was 3.4 percent or 4.485 million tons more than in the same period last year, according to the data released by the Latvian Central Statistical Bureau.

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