Posts tagged ‘transport’

28. Boriss Misnevs, Rector of Transport and Telecommunication Institute. Transport and Telecommunication Institute.

Transport and Telecommunication Institute was established in September 1999 as a non-state higher education institution and grew itself from the Riga Aviation University (RAU), which replaced the original Aircraft Technical School, founded in 1919. TTI as a modern-day Institute has became one of the biggest educational institutions in Latvia, but still takes great pride in its reputation among students for the friendliness and approachability of its staff, and for the provision of a well-structured and supportive learning environment. TTI has passed State Accreditation procedure in 2001 and obtained unlimited accreditation term.

TTI offers a wide range of part-time and full-time study opportunities, including distance learning, and encourage applications from students with different and diverse backgrounds. Our taught courses and research work are designed to relate theoretical study to real life situations so that they combine an academic with a vocational approach.  Our aim is to provide students with world-class, job-ready skills for career success.

Transport and Telecommunication Institute nowadays is one of the biggest private higher educational establishments in Latvia. TTI has been included into the Training Directory of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), thus TTI diploma is acknowledged by the leading companies all over the world. TTI supports ISO 9001 compliant Quality Management System since 2008.


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12. A.Sivak, Chief of the Belorussian Railway. Belorussian Railway as a Reliable Link that Ensures Cargo Transit Between Europe and Asia.

Steady and effective functioning of Pan-European transport system is one of the necessary conditions for the development of the states economies. Belarus Republic, being a key transit country has a transportation system connecting Russia with  countries of Asian-Pacific Ocean region and countries of the European Union, pays increased attention to questions of international collaboration in the area of cargo and passenger transport organization.

Belorussian railway is a modern and well developed transport system having length of 5.5 thousand kilometers and carrying about 75% of all republic cargo transportation and more than 50% passenger transportation. It is the most effective, reliable and popular means of transport and, furthermore, it possesses necessary infrastructure that has sufficient reserves of spacing and carrying ability.  Belorussian railway is located at joint of railroads of different track width and is a unique transport bridge, which connects Europe and Asia. 

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8. Kamaliyev B.S., Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan. About Cooperation of Kazakhstan and Latvia in the Field of Transport.

Currently the Republic of Kazakhstan keeps active and mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of transport with the countries of the Baltic States, including the Republic of Latvia.

In 2010, cargo turnover between Kazakhstan and Latvia was 37.4 million United States dollars, that is 1.4 times more than in 2009 (26.7 million US dollars), including exports – 13.7 million US dollars, import – 23.7 million US dollars.

In 2010 the volume of transported cargo was 320 657.1 tons, almost 1.5 times more in comparison with the indicators of 2009 (216 700.1 tons), including 93 954.9 in the import transport and 226 702.3 tons in the export transport.

Most cargoes are transported by rail. In 2010 the railway carried 280 845.0 tons and 8 873.4 were carried by road transport.

The main nomenclature of transported cargo is following: iron scrap, products of animal and vegetable origin, products of the chemical industry, fertilizers, cotton, ferrous and non-ferrous metals and items made thereof, oil, wood, etc.

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4. A.Gerasimenko, Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus. Cooperation Between Belarus and Latvia in the Transit Area

Belarus remains one of the most important partners of Latvia in the transit area. Belarusian goods take second place in transit of cargo volumes by rail and transshipment in ports. For our country Latvia with its system of railway communication and advanced port infrastructure was, is and will be one of the most important partners in the market of international transport, including the framework of the Eurasian transport corridor.

Two trans-European transport corridors go through the territory of Belarus, their total length is 1520 km. More than one million transit cargo vehicles are passing them annually.

With a view to increase the attractiveness of the Belarusian directions in the development of the European Union’s trade with Asian countries Belarus is actively working on the establishment of a modern logistics infrastructure. It is planned that it will serve the trade flows in the direction from the EU to Russia, Kazakhstan, and China. Great opportunities of transit potential of the Republic of Belarus are opened by its membership in the Customs Union and the ongoing work on the establishment of a single economic space of Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan.

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1. Latvia – Country of Great Transit Possibilities.

Transit of Latvia is a component of global logistic system and it successfully competes in the world market. Therefore government institutions and enterprises are paying significant attention to it and substantial investments in transport infrastructure- ports, railways and roads are primary invested in the directions used for transit.

The range of transit services included port, railway, road transport, customs warehouse and broker, logistic center, as well as ship agent, forwarder, oil and oil product pipeline operator services.    

In Latvia development of transport area is based on serving two large markets- European Union market and Commonwealth of Independent States (hereinafter referred as CIS) and Asian markets. Very important role in the development of transit has cooperation with the CIS countries. Latvia is connected with the CIS countries by common railway system (1520 railway gauge width).

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