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2018 12 19
Klaipeda Seaport has opened the gates to one of the largest vessels worldwide

On December 19, 2018 one of the largest 19 462 TEU (20 feet equivalent unit) capacity vessel „MSC Ingy“ operated by the shipping line „Mediterranean Shipping Company“ (MSC) successfully entered Klaipeda Seaport. It was a trial passage of the vessel. This vessel, attributed to ULCV („Ultra Large Container Vessel“) class...

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2018 12 14
The first municipalities to receive EU vouchers to set up Wi-Fi hotspots in public spaces

Nineteen Lithuanian municipalities, fast enough to respond to the first WiFi4EU call of proposals of the European Commission, will be able to receive vouchers worth 15 thousand euros to set up Wi-Fi hotspots in public spaces.

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2018 11 07
Reduced Klaipeda seaport charges for container ships to boost the development of shipping

In order to create more favorable conditions for container ships, entering the Klaipeda sea port , the Ministry of Transport and Communications proposes to reduce the port charges for ships with a total capacity of more than 60 thousand units. The proposal to improve the port charges collection principles was submitted to the...

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2018 10 30
Concern of the Baltic ministers about the carriers’ futures was referred to the European Commissioner

In order to ensure favourable and competitive conditions to the domestic carriers, the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian ministers met the European Commissioner for transport and mobility, Mrs. Violeta Bulc, and presented their common position about the essential provisions of the set of legal acts of Mobility...

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2018 10 26
Ministers to discuss the preparations for discontinuing seasonal time changes throughout the EU

On October 29 Mr. Rokas Masiulis, Minister of Transport of Communications, takes part in the informal meeting of transport and environment ministers of the EU in Graz (Austria) to discuss the preparations of the EU Member States to end seasonal time changes.

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2018 09 06
Transport ministers of six countries support the projects “Rail Baltica” and “Via Baltica”

The Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Slovakian, Ukrainian and Hungarian ministers of transport signed a Joint Statement regarding the most important international projects of transport infrastructure in the Central and Eastern Europe during the Economic Forum held in Krynica (Poland).

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2018 09 05
Lithuania and Poland to cooperate inducing autonomous driving on the highway “Via Baltica”

The ministers of the Central and Eastern European countries responsible for transport sector are discussing the perspectives of expansion of transport infrastructure, implementation of joint projects, and innovations during the Economic Forum held in Krynica resort in Poland on the 05 th -06 th of September. The significant...

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2018 07 25
Fewer gravel roads in Lithuania: newly paved roads on many picturesque routes

This summer, travelers around Lithuania can already reach various picturesque places by going on newly paved roads. In the country’s regions, about 30 sections of gravel roads were paved this year, many of them leading through landscape reserves, along rivers or around lakes.

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2018 07 18
Additional EU support granted for implementation of the project “Rail Baltica” in Lithuania

The European Union granted 110.5 million euros from the budget of Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for implementation of the project “Rail Baltica” in all three Baltic states. This amount is equal to 85 percent of the planned value of works (130 million euros), from which the major part of the EU support – 95 million euros –...

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2018 07 17
Lithuania and Ukraine to be connected by new flights and train routes

Lithuania and Ukraine will have even closer transport links in the near future - the countries are planning to resume direct flights between Vilnius and Lviv, start train services on the Kiev-Minsk-Vilnius-Riga route, to improve the conditions for cargo transportation by all means of transport. These issues were discussed at the Intergovernmental Commission...

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2018 06 26
R. Masiulis: Lithuania may serve as an example, how to secure economic growth in the shadow of permanent threats

Mr. Rokas Masiulis, Minister of Transport and Communications, is introducing the challenges encountered by Lithuania during this difficult geopolitical period in the international top-level forum “Copenhagen Democracy Summit” that is held in the Danish capital.

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2018 05 22
The EU road transport market’s issues to be discussed in the Summit of International Transport Forum

On May 23–24 Mr. Rokas Masiulis, Minister of Transport and Communications participates in the Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum (ITF) in Leipzig (Germany) and takes part in discussions and sessions about the common European road transport market as well as innovative ideas for improving road safety.

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