Last week, shortly after the opening of the international exhibition "Astana EXPO 2017" in Astana hosted a forum of transport and logistics "New silk road", which was attended by the representatives of the concern "Latvijas dzelzceļš".Select
Martynas Kersys, Chairman of the Board "GEFCO Baltic".
Both experts and journalists are paying very close attention to the rail route from China to Europe, seeing in it great potential. I am also sure that this route, including its offshoot the yard has a future
To discuss topical issues of cooperation in the pre-season shipments of grain, the President of SJSC "Latvijas dzelzceļš" (LDz) Edwin Berzins and Chairman of the Board of LTD "LDz Loģistika" Werner Lusis met with major international and Latvian enterprises Latvian grain industry — "Linas Agro" cooperative societies of agricultural services "LATRAPS" and "VAKS", LLC "Baltic Agro" and other market participants.Select
The transport sector of Lithuania is experiencing difficulty
Newspaper "Lietuvos Žinios" published an article about the fact that Lithuanian carriers and logistics firms operating in the international market, creating more and more problems with paying accounts. As the paper explains, in recent years, the volume of bankruptcies in the transport sector exceeded the crisis period of 2008-2009.
At the end of last week in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana opened the international exhibition "Astana EXPO 2017". With its pavilion participating in Latvia. In the pavilion of our country, the greatest emphasis is on the transportation and logistics industry and the potential of cooperation in this field. The major partners are the Latvian pavilion of the SJSC "Latvijas dzelzceļš" (LDz), Riga free port and Liepaja special economic zone. The main theme of the exhibition — "energy of the future" ("Future Energy"), and LDz, along with the popularization of existing and new logistics corridors offers all visitors the opportunity to get acquainted with a prototype hydrogen-powered locomotive "Hyloco".Select
Last week in Sochi (Russia) was held the international conference "Strategic partnership 1520" in which the President of SJSC "Latvijas dzelzceļš" the European Commission again drew attention to the advantages of Latvia in the sphere of railway cargo transportation, and also met with President of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov.Select
From 10 June to 10 July in Kazakhstan will be held international exhibition "Astana EXPO 2017", which will be attended by Latvian railway, presenting there a prototype of locomotive based on hydrogen.Select
5 June in Riga was held the meeting of the management of SJSC "Latvijas dzelzceļš" (LDz) and the Lithuanian railway company "Lietuvos geležinkeliai", during which they discussed issues of mutual freight transportation, including with use of electronic invoices, as well as international passenger traffic.Select
Approving the tender results last week the Board of Riga free port gave the green light to develop the construction project of the overpass to the island Kundzinsala. This ambitious project aims to exempt from traffic narrow streets Kundzinsala and to connect the port terminals to the transport arteries of the city, facilitating the delivery of goods to the port.Select
Last week in Riga hosted by the Latvian-Indian business forum, which featured more than 150 Latvian companies from different industries. Although the indicators of mutual trade between the two countries last year has grown rapidly, the growth opportunities in this field are far from exhausted.Select
Last week in Riga was visited by delegation of Indian entrepreneurs who wish to strengthen cooperation with Latvia in the field of logistics, in order to further develop its activities throughout Europe. Opportunities the Indian business environment met during the visit of the Latvian-Indian business forum and meetings with the leadership of the Latvian Railways (LDz) and heads of its subsidiaries.Select
Last week, the SJSC "Latvijas dzelzceļš" (LDz) and its subsidiary LLC "LDz Loģistika" has presented the transport and logistics industry in Latvia at the international railway exhibition in Iran, as well as on the seminar held in the Belgian port city of Antwerp.Select
The initiative "One belt and one road", also known as the new Silk way is of interest to the transit industry in Latvia. And to defend this interest went last week to China, Latvian Minister of transport Uldis augulis.Select
At the beginning of may in Munich hosted one of Europe's largest exhibitions for transport and logistics "Transport Logistic 2017". Held in the framework of this event the forum, the President of SJSC "Latvijas dzelzceļš" Edwin Berzins participated in discussions about industry challenges.Select
Last week from Riga to China along this route went the first part 52 of the containers. The end point of the route is the city of Kashgar in Eastern China = it is planned that the train will reach him for 12-14 days with beginning of the path.Select
For the first 4 months of this year in the Riga free port recorded growth in the volume of goods in a number of segments – the latest data on turnover show that carried almost 150 thousand containers, which is 15% more than in the first 4 months of last year.Select
The good news about Latvia
According to the Ministry of transport Republic of Latvia, in the first quarter of 2017, the volume of transshipment angle in Latvian ports increased by 41.4 %, to 5.7 million tons, writes www.rzd.ru. In the period from January to March, Ventspils commercial port increased its coal handling to 806 thousand tons (40% growth). Two times increased the volume of transshipment at the Baltic Coal Terminal (up to 1237 million tonnes). This is due to the rapid growth of prices on the world market — up to 80-90 U.S. dollars per ton.
In late April, VAS Latvijas dzelzceļš (LDz) has published the financial report of the company for the year 2016, which is not only informative material on financial performance, but also offers a broader view of the enterprise and its impact on the environment, development, social sphere and education.Select
In April, one of the largest logistic exhibitions in Eurasia – TransRussia, which attracted 300 participants, including Latvijas dzelzceļš and the port of Riga. In total it was visited by over 13,000 people.Select