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ZUBR container block-train could reach China via Azerbaijan

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Latvia is interested in extending the ZUBR container block-train route through Ukraine to Azerbaijan and then to China, said Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics in a briefing after negotiations with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov in Baku Feb. 13 (Trend Agency). The discussion highlighted the issue of attracting cargo deliveries …

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Intergovernmental agreement on the implementation of the Rail Baltica project signed

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On Tuesday 31 January, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis, Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas and Prime Minister of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis signed the intergovernmental agreement on the implementation of the Rail Baltica project. The agreement was signed within the framework of the Baltic Council of Ministers held in Tallinn. After …

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LDz Logistika posts over 90% increase in container traffic in 2016

LDz Logistika posts over 90% increase in container traffic in 2016

LDz Logistika, a subsidiary of Latvian Railways, has posted significant increase in the number of transported containers in 2016. The number of containers from Latvia increased to 5,892 containers, + 93.2% compared to 2015, while the number of containers sent to Latvia registered a two-fold increase to 885 containers. The highest increase was registered on …

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Latvian government supports Daugavpils-Krustpils-Riga railway electrification project

Latvian government supports Daugavpils-Krustpils-Riga railway electrification project

Latvian government supports the first phase of the Daugavpils – Rezekne – Riga via Krustpils railway electrification project proposed by Transport Ministry and Latvian Railways. The total cost of the electrification in Riga’s direction is EUR 519 million, while funding provided under EU’s Cohesion Fund is EUR 347 million. The ambitious electrification project will …

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TransContainer and Latvian Railways sign Memorandum of Cooperation

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TransContainer and Latvian Railways (LDz) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of rail freight transport. The two parties plan to provide container train transport services on China – Latvia v.v., to create favorable conditions for intermodal transport by using innovative technologies and the capabilities of combined transport.  The cooperation also provides for …

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Second CEF grant agreement for Rail Baltica signed

Second CEF grant agreement for Rail Baltica signed

EU’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), RB Rail AS, the JV of the three Baltic states, the Ministry of Economics and Communication of Estonia, the Ministry of Transport of Latvia and the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Lithuania have signed the CEF grant agreement under the with a total value of …

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EUR 75 million EIB loan for the acquisition of 20 new trams for Riga

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) has apporoved a EUR 75 million loan to RP SIA RIGAS SATIKSME for the purchase of 20 new low-floor tramways to operate in the city of Riga (Latvia), and modernisation of tramway infrastructure and depot.  The new trams will replace existing ones, which are obsolete. The total value …

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LDZ Logistics and Duisport to cooperate on attracting rail cargo from China to Scandinavia

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Latvia’s Minister of Transport, Uldis Augulis and the Chief Executive Officer of Duisport, Erich Staake, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Latvia Māris Kučinskis, have signed in September a Memorandum of Understanding foreseeing a closer cooperation on attracting international cargo from China to Scandinavia, through the Latvian ports. …

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Latvian Railways and Russia’s Freight One sign cooperation agreement

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Latvian Railways (LDz) and Russia’s largest private railway freight operator Freight One signed in Moscow a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in transport and logistics. The document provides for cooperation between the parties on enhancing the quality of the transportation process, on a more efficient use of Freight One’s rolling stock fleet, including by reducing the  transportation of empty containers, …

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First China-Latvia container train in operation by end of this year

First China Railway Express branded container block train arrives in Warsaw

Latvian Railways (LDz) and China Railway Corporation have signed a protocol of intention concerning cooperation for the development of China Railway Express from China to Europe. China-Latvia pilot container train is scheduled for run by end of this year and will be will be organised by LDz Cargo Loģistika, a subsidiary of Latvian Railways, and China Railway …

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