Latvian logistics companies ready to work with China and offer efficient transport connections between Asia and Europe

  • 2022-08-11
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Russia's war in Ukraine has significantly hampered the development of transport and logistics operations, but the sector is looking for new business opportunities, and despite the geopolitical challenges, Latvian logistics companies are ready to cooperate with China and offer effective transport connections between Asia and Europe, Transport Ministry State Secretary Ilonda Stepanova said during a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Latvia Liang Jianquan.

The Transport Ministry's representatives indicated that Latvia's priorities in logistics and transport cooperation with China include restarting air traffic between the two countries, organizing mail deliveries of Latvijas Pasts and China Post by land, as well as developing regular container train traffic via Latvian ports to Poland and other European cities. 

The Latvian transport and logistics sector can offer effective, economical and safe transport services and logistical solutions for shipping large bulk, liquid, chemical, agricultural, general and container cargo.

Based on the bilateral Latvian-Chinese agreement on air and sea transport, as well as a rail transport agreement concluded between the two countries' ministries, entrepreneurs in both countries can engage in mutually advantageous cooperation, according to the Transport Ministry's representatives.