Transport enterprises omit the pessimistic forecasts of domestic economists

Date

2008 07 08

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During the latter four months of this year the volumes of work of enterprises under the Ministry of Transport and Communications did not recede.

Within the period of January-April, 13.1 million tons cargo, i. e. by 32.7 % more than in the corresponding period of 2007, have been handled at Klaipėda State Seaport (including Butingė Terminal).  

Higher cargo turnover was also registered at JSC “Lithuanian Railways”. Within the four months of the year 2008, the company has carried 19.3 million tons cargo, which is by 13.9 % more than within the corresponding period of the year 2007.

Airports were also successfully operating. Within the period of January-April 2008, 734 thousand passengers arrived and departed Lithuanian airports; it is by 24 % more than within the corresponding period of 2007. Largest proportions of passengers arrived and departed by regular flights. During the latter four months of this year at Lithuanian airports landed and departed 14.4 thousand planes of Lithuanian and foreign airlines, it is by 15.2 % more than during the corresponding period of 2007.

As noted by Minister of Transport and Communications Mr. Algirdas Butkevičius, good indices of transport companies operating under the regulation of the Ministry of Transport and Communications result from the sustainable transport policy. The success was preconditioned by rational investment programme, good relationship with traditional cargo forwarders from neighbouring countries, successful attraction of new partners, implementation of modern intermodal technologies and responsible work of specialists of the Ministry of Transport and Communications together with experts of transport companies.