• 2019 December 6 10:45

    Largest Latvian transit companies represented at 2019 Russian Transport Week

    At the end of November, Russian Transport Week, one of Eurasia’s annual transport and logistics events, took place in Moscow. More than 4,000 leaders from the transport sector and 15 thousand visitors participate in these week-long events. The largest Latvian transit companies were also represented at 2019 Russian Transport Week, Freeport of Riga says in a press release. 

    Shipments to/from Russia form one the primary transit routes of Latvian ports,” underlines Ansis Zeltiņš, the CEO of the Freeport of Riga. As two thirds of the total volume of transit cargo handled in Latvia arrive from or is sent to Russia, participation of the Latvian transit sector in the Russian Transport Week is logical.  

    It should be noted that Latvia is the only Baltic State that had an opportunity to participate in the Russian Transport Week and present the Latvian offering to the Russian partners. This also entails constructive cooperation. “Five years ago, the protocol of the Transport Working Group of the Latvia-Russia Intergovernmental Commission was supplemented with a paragraph stating that the Latvian delegation would permanently participate in the Russian Transport Week and have a booth at the transport show. This paragraph is still in force, and every year we receive an invitation to participate in the Russian Transport Week,” explains Uldis Reimanis, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Transport.

    The cargo logistics sector is affected not only by geopolitical circumstances, but also by the expansive development of Russian ports that makes competition in the port sector increasingly fiercer. During the last 10 years, Russia has invested enormous resources in the development of its ports. Last year, their total annual capacity of reached 1 billion tonnes, and since 2015 it has increased by more than 200 million tonnes. In the same period, cargo turnover increased 1.5 times. “It is clear that Russia will continue to develop and increase the handling capacities of its ports. This is no longer a surprise,” indicates the CEO of the freeport. 

    Nevertheless, considering the size of the Russian market, developing good partnerships and the ability to offer quality innovative logistics services are a key precondition for maintaining the competitive position of the Latvian transport sector in the global logistics chain. “The goal of the Latvian transit sector in various fora in Russia is to efficiently present our comprehensive offering. We cannot compete with Russian logistics companies, but our fast, focused and fair offer is important to any customer in Russia, Kazakhstan, Germany or any other country,” claims U. Reimanis.


2020 October 23

18:09 Baltic Data Flows: New HELCOM project seeks to harmonize and harvest environmental data at a pan-Baltic level
17:47 ICS welcomes legally binding agreement to significantly improve carbon efficiency of shipping
17:10 Anti-submarine ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov completes its business call to Greece
16:32 Bollinger Shipyards delivers 41ST fast response cutter to the U.S. Coast Guard
16:05 APM Terminals Poti signs a contract with Poti New Terminals Corporation for the development of dry bulk facility in the Poti Sea Port
15:31 HySHIP project clinches EUR 8M funding award
15:13 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches dry cargo carrier Alfa Mercury
14:50 Self-propelled crane built for RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet arrived in Vladivostok having passed the Northern Sea Route
14:25 Equinor changes chief financial officer
14:06 Membrane technologies of GTT is an optimal solution for gas carriers, LNG bunkering and storage
13:23 MarineMax participates in the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
13:05 Wärtsilä selected to power new ‘super ferries’ series for P&O Ferries
12:55 An agreement made to explore the possibilities of green hydrogen export from Iceland to Rotterdam
12:04 Tallink Silja AB is forced to issue redundancy notice to Swedish crew members
11:41 Tallink to become the first shipping company to receive Sustainable Travel Finland label
11:09 Austal to further expand Australia support business through acquisition of BSE Maritime Solutions
10:53 NYK to make Gazocean a wholly owned subsidiary
10:19 Bunker market sees slight change of prices in the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:55 National Gas Vehicle Association to propose priority measures for LNG bunkering support
09:33 Oil prices continue decreasing
09:18 Baltic Dry Index as of October 22
08:49 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Oct 23
08:19 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa

2020 October 22

19:00 “K”Line online training for seafarers obtained DNV GL certification
18:04 Milaha reports QR 384 million in net profit for the nine months of 2020
17:41 Port of Los Angeles receives $9.9 million infrastructure development grant
17:36 Feasibility report on ship repair cluster development in Arkhangelsk Region to be completed in November 2020
17:29 MABUX releases weekly review of bunker market
17:05 Gothenburg Port Authority CEO becomes the member of newly established Electrification Commission
16:44 ABP’s ports in East Anglia keep agricultural products moving
16:14 ONE adds new service from Asia to Indian Subcontinent
15:50 Bunker prices are flat in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
15:34 EU awards funding to Kapellskär-Naantali Maritime Bridge environmental initiative
15:04 Environmental Protection Agency signs a proposed rule for reducing the environmental impact of discharges
15:03 ABS and TCOMS join forces to research next generation marine & offshore and maritime solutions
14:44 Floating nuclear power plant covers over 50% of electric energy demand in Chukotka
14:20 The average value of the Ningbo Container Freight index 1 in October increases by 1.2%
14:20 MPA-SSG-WSG joint media release: 1000 traineeships, company attachments and training opportunities for more Singaporeans to join maritime sector
14:03 Global Ports Holding signs sale and purchase agreement for Port Akdeniz
13:57 Port of HaminaKotka specifies minimum requirements for berthing and unberthing services
13:25 Rosmorport's Murmansk Branch performed pilotage of Sedov barque
13:01 Container throughput of Chinese ports still decease slightly in January - September 2020
12:52 Zhigalovo Shipyard lays down fifth ship of Project 3052 for Rechvodput
12:26 MPA-ABS MoU to advance R&D activities in maritime Singapore
12:13 Multi-million-euro project transforms CO2 into green raw material in North Sea Port
11:56 Private investments in infrastructure of Arkhangelsk port totaled RUB 25 billion in 7 years
11:18 Port of Long Beach posts results for in September 2020
11:11 Russian President Vladimir Putin signs order on merging Sevmorzavod into USC
10:07 ZIM offers new service to the UAE
09:58 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg expands its cargo space
09:36 Oil prices continue decreasing in response to growing US reserves
09:19 Baltic Dry Index as of October 21
09:05 The Grimaldi Group takes delivery of the Eco Valencia and Grande Florida
09:03 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Oct 22
08:52 MSC Cruises to implement next-generation air sanitation system developed by Fincantieri for the cruise industry

2020 October 21

18:30 Hyundai Motors to ship 50 hydrogen trucks via the port of Antwerp
18:06 NYK Group dry bulk carrier rescues sailors off the coast of Indonesia
17:36 MAN Energy Solutions to lead Danish consortium developing ammonia-fuelled engine for Maritime sector
17:19 NSR cargo traffic to exceed 31 million tonnes in 2020 – Aleksey Likhachev
17:05 Stena Embla successfully completes sea trials