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Additional international freight quota for Lithuanian and Polish carriers
2015 06 21
Additional international freight quota for Lithuanian and Polish carriers

This year, carriers from Lithuania and Poland will have 500 additional permits for international carriage of goods by road from and to the third countries. This was agreed at the Lithuanian-Polish Joint Committee meeting on International Road Transport issues.

Marvele Cargo Wharf project: additional guarantees to the private investor
2015 06 11
Marvele Cargo Wharf project: additional guarantees to the private investor

In order to develop the Marvele Cargo Wharf in Kaunas and cargo transportation in Nemunas, the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania together with the State Enterprise Lithuanian Inland Waterways Authority and Public Institution Invest Lithuania (Investuok Lietuvoje) organized a public consultation to the parties...

Well-established Lithuania‘s transport and logistics infrastructure network for the NATO partners
2015 06 11
Well-established Lithuania‘s transport and logistics infrastructure network for the NATO partners

On 10 June, 2015, in Palanga, Vice-Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania Arijandas Šliupas participated at the special session of the workshop for civilian and military experts from NATO Transport Group “Logistics supply chains – new challenges and alternatives“. During the session, the...

Minister Rimantas Sinkevičius: together we create the New Silk Road
2015 06 05
Minister Rimantas Sinkevičius: together we create the New Silk Road

“Lithuania and one of its most important partners in the Central Asia i.e. Kazakhstan share a common objective to strengthen the cooperation in transport and logistics. Therefore, we create the New Silk Road together by determining projects to be implemented in the future. I do appreciate the progress during which both countries have the possibility to reach...

Lithuania and Oman to strengthen cooperation in ICT
2015 05 27
Lithuania and Oman to strengthen cooperation in ICT

Today, Rimantas Sinkevičius, Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, met with the delegation from Oman led by Dr. Salim Sultan Al Ruzaiqi, CEO of Information Technology Authority. During the meeting, the parts agreed to mutual cooperation in developing the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

Vilnius and Kaunas Intermodal Terminals are officially opened
2015 05 26
Vilnius and Kaunas Intermodal Terminals are officially opened

The main advantage of the newly opened Vilnius and Kaunas Intermodal Terminals is the ability to serve large freight flows in a quick, efficient and cheap manner. The logistical activities concentrated in one place will allow promoting establishment of the warehouses and other related infrastructure. In addition, it will foster the multimodal freight distribution...

An-2 plane salvage operation begins
2015 05 25
An-2 plane salvage operation begins

A meeting among Rimantas Sinkevičius, Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, Bronius Merkys, Chief Executive for Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation, and Algimantas Raščius, Director General of state enterprise (SE) “Oro navigacija” determined that the detailed inspection of the An-2 plane, which crashed in the Baltic Sea, will start immediately.

Joint Lithuania‘s and Kazakhstan‘s projects – an impetus for container train “Saulė”
2015 05 21
Joint Lithuania‘s and Kazakhstan‘s projects – an impetus for container train “Saulė”

“The revival of historically significant Silk Road is a solid enhancement of transport, trade and other fields of cooperation between Asia and Europe. The challenges and possibilities of the new century allow extending geographically the New Silk Road and comprise such new section as the Baltic Sea region”, at the 8th Astana...

Lithuania may become Kazakhstan’s maritime gateway to the West
2015 05 19
Lithuania may become Kazakhstan’s maritime gateway to the West

Rimantas Sinkevičius, Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, during the meeting held in Astana with the First Vice-Minister for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Janis Kasimbet, expressed Lithuania’s position on bilateral cooperation in the field of transport and further prospects of its development.

Ministry of Transport and Communications investigating circumstances of aircraft accident over the Baltic Sea
2015 05 18
Ministry of Transport and Communications investigating circumstances of aircraft accident over the Baltic Sea

Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania began investigating circumstances of the event occurred on Saturday, May 16, when a Lithuanian-registered Klaipėda Airlines plane An-2 with two pilots Adolfas Mačiulis and Alvydas Silmestraitis aboard went missing on its way from...

Minister of Transport and Communications: first significant steps toward attracting Chinese investments in logistics were taken
2015 05 11
Minister of Transport and Communications: first significant steps toward attracting Chinese investments in logistics were taken

Last week, Li Jianhong, the Chairman of the Board of one of the largest Chinese state-owned corporations China Merchants Group (CMG) and his delegation visited Lithuania. During the meeting with the Lithuanian Government, Chinese representatives discussed investment opportunities in...

Declaration on the development of transport links between Europe and Asia signed in Riga
2015 05 04
Declaration on the development of transport links between Europe and Asia signed in Riga

On 29-30 April, during the 3rd ASEM Transport Ministers' Meeting which took place in the capital of Latvia, the Riga Declaration was signed. ASEM member countries committed themselves to fostering closer cooperation in the field of transport, establishing an integrated, sustainable and efficient multimodal transportation system between...

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