From 10-12 October 2019, Latvian transport and logistics enterprises participated in the 14th China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Supply Chain Fair 2019 (CILF) in Shenzhen, China.
Via Latvia, the National stand of the transport and logistics sector of Latvia, presented the multimodal transport services and solutions to Chinese and foreign cooperation partners.
The CILF attracted approximately 2 000 exhibitors from more than 50 countries and regions. Over 70 forums and specialized logistics seminars were concurrently held. It is estimated that more than 140 000 professionals visited the fair.
The executive from Riga and Ventspils Freeport Authorities, and Liepaja Special Economic Zone participated in the 8th Shenzhen World Port Chain Strategy Forum. The focus of this year’s forum was on port and free-trade zone development for regional and international cooperation.
At the 2019 Global Value Chain Innovation Development Summit, the 4th Sea-rail Transport & Cross Border Transportation forum, Latvian Railways freight logistics subsidiary LDZ Logistics executive shared Latvia’s experience and exchanged views on opportunities and challenges in the China-Europe container block train service development.
Latvia’s strategic geographic location in North-East Europe, being the European Union’s external border with Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, provides Eurasian land-locked countries with efficient and direct access to three ice-free ports of Riga, Ventspils, and Liepaja, as well as Riga International Airport. Via Latvia provides regional and global - maritime, air and hinterland connections across the continent. Thereby directly enhancing China-Latvia cooperation with third markets according to the Belt and Road Initiative.
The transport delegation from Latvia included the Counsellor of the Ministry of Transport of Latvia at the Embassy of Latvia to China, Riga and Ventspils Freeport Authority, Liepaja Special Economic Zone, Riga International Airport, and Riga Container Terminal representatives.
Source: Ministry of Transport