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WINNING WAYS AT CRUISE BALTIC Recognition for the Baltic Sea Region

Cruise_baltic_logoAnnounced last night, at the Baltic Development Forum Summit 2010 held in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Cruise Baltic network has been honoured as winner of “The Baltic Sea Award 2010”. Established in 2007, this is a prestigious annual award, recognising extra-ordinary contributions to the development of the Baltic Sea Region.

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Clipper Adventurer in the Riga Port for the first time

On 4 June 2010, a cruise ship ClipperAdventurer, which is on the expedition to both polar regions, entered the Passenger terminal of the Riga Port for the first time.

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Ministry of Finance has submitted the large-scale infrastructure project on relocation of the Riga Port activities to Krievu Island for approval in the European Commission

Ministry of Finance has submitted the large-scale infrastructure project of the Cohesion Fund of the European Union (EU) on relocation of the Riga Port activities from the centre of Riga City to Krievu Island and development of the necessary infrastructure there for approval in the European Commission (EC).

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Mein Schiff and the first month of cruise season

On 31 May 2010, ship Mein Schiff of a German cruise operator entered the terminal of Krievu Island of Riga Port for the first time.

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A. Šlesers outlines the most urgent problems in the port development

Shleseri-smallAt the meeting with entrepreneurs Ainārs Šlesers, the Freeport of Riga Chairman of Board, pointed out the most urgent problems the companies located in the port territory should pay attention to: make more efficient use of the company rented territory; search for opportunities of entering into long-term cooperation agreements; develop financing of the European Union funds, as well as make use of the free economic zone status.

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Riga Tourism Coordination and Information Centre seminar

logo-rtkic-latvOn May 25, 2010 two representatives of the Freeport of Riga Authority Ms Inita Luna, the Head of the Cruise Ship and Passenger Division, and Ms Kristiana Melko, marketing specialist, participated in the informative and educational seminar for guides in Riga organized by Riga Tourism Coordination and Information Centre.

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2010 Cruise Season Opens at the Port of Riga

On May 4, 2010 the entrance of cruise ship Mona Lisa opened the 2010 cruise season at the port of Riga.

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Railway Transport Council regards Riga as a perspective cooperation partner

On May 13 to 14 in Jūrmala there was meeting of the Railway Transport Council (RTC), which is the most important umbrella organization in the 1520 mm gauge railway system.

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This year 7.14 MLN tons of cargoes have been handled at the Freeport of Riga

During the quarter of this year 7.14 MLN tons of cargoes were handled at the Freeport of Riga which is by 4.2% less than during the respective period of 2009.

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Freeport of Riga is Open to Brazilian Cargoes

Brazilian Minister for Ports and delegation of entrepreneurs came to Latvia on a working visit and on May 7 were introduced with the possibilities of the Port of Riga to reload the main Brazilian export product – sugar, as well as possibilities of other terminals so that in the perspective the Port of Riga could be used also for logistics of other food cargoes, including frozen products.

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The Minsk Free Economic Zone and the Freeport of Riga Authority enters into a cooperation agreement

On March 31, the Freeport of Riga Authority and the Minsk Free Economic Zone signed a protocol of intent and cooperation agreement about mutual support in promotion of business activity among entrepreneurs from Latvia and Belarus, who already operate or plan to operate within the territory of the Minsk free economic zone or the Freeport of Riga.

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Russian businesses are looking for new development possibilities through the Port of Riga

On May 18-21, 2010 Mr Yevgeny Primakov, the president of the Russia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, visited Latvia. On May 19 he visited the Port of Riga and held a meeting with the CEO of the Freeport of Riga Mr. Leonids Loginovs and other representatives of the Freeport of Riga Authority. During the port visit there was organized a boat trip in the port aquatorium in order to evaluate the possibilities offered by the port and its pace of development.

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Location for a new industrial park is marked within the territory of the Freeport of Riga

Riga City Council hosted Moscow delegation lead by Mr Vladimir Malishkov, the Minister of Moscow Government, during its visit in Riga from March 22 - 25. The delegation met the CEO of the Freeport of Riga Mr Leonids Loginovs and other high-ranking persons.

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This year 9.64 MLN tons or cargoes have been handled at the Freeport of Riga

During the first four months of this year 9.64 MLN tons of cargoes were handled at the Freeport of Riga which is by 2.3% less than during the respective period of 2009.

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This year 4.63 MLN tons or cargoes have been handled at the Freeport of Riga

During the first two months of this year 4.63 MLN tons of cargoes were handled at the Freeport of Riga which is by 7.7% less than during the respective period of 2009.

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