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One of the world’s leaders in transport expresses interest for Latvia’s ports

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvia sees itself as valuable cooperation partners for one of the world’s leading transport and logistics company DP World to offer Latvian ports as an exit for Northern Gateway to Scandinavian countries and Russia, as reported by Transport Ministry.

As noted by Transport Ministry’s state secretary Kaspars Ozolins, during the visit of Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs to Dubai in February, the minister met with DP World’s Vice-President Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah. The meeting was successful. It is expected that representatives of the Dubai company will come to Latvia to have a look at the infrastructure of Latvian ports and discuss potential development opportunities.

Ozolins comments: ‘For a long time we have been working to diversify cargoes of our country’s transit sector. Now that Russia’s direction suffers declines, we have to work even harder to find new cooperation partners. DP World is an enormous company. It has more than 65 port terminals in different countries. It is important for them to develop the direction of the North European region. Cooperation with DP World would allow us to strengthen the trans-Asian supply network and attract cargoes from China and the Far East region in general.’

‘DP World’s is the strongest in the container cargo segment, which means cargoes with high added value. Container cargoes, in comparison with oil or coal products, create a smaller risk for the environment. This is one more reason why attracting such cargoes is our priority,’ – said the ministry’s state secretary, adding that Latvia currently works to activate cooperation with German, Chinese, Russian and Kazakh leading transport companies.

At the end of this week, a delegation of Latvian businessmen led by Economy Minister Arvils Aseradens will visit the United Arab Emirates. As part of this visit, Latvian businessmen will meet with the management of DP World.

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