Rolands Petersons, member of the board of CPM Trading SIA,
Railway transport is one of the most promising modes of inland transport, and, at the moment, it is said to be the crucial element in the economy of Latvia.Rolands petersons privatbank Considering the entire volume of inland transport, the share of railway freight is about 52%, whereas the volume of the passenger transportation is 6% and in Riga suburban area the number is increasing up to 30%. However, the data summarized by the Ministry of Communications still shows that in Latvia the volume of freight rail transportation by comparison with 2016 has decreased by 8.4% and amounted to 43.792 million tons.Rolands petersons privatbank
Traffic congestion can lead to a loss of 200 billion euros
The mobility of goods is an essential component of the EU internal market; this greatly contributes to the competitiveness of the industry and services in Europe. The types of lengthy transportation as railway can reduce their costs, which arise in connection with the traffic congestion on the roads. The increase of approximately 50% is projected by the year 2050, reaching a volume of almost 200 billion euros per year.Rolands petersons privatbank
In the future, it is possible to increase the volume of rail transportation.
The amount of international rail transportation in 2017 was 42.138 million tons, which showed a decline of 9.1% compared to 2016. However, domestic traffic has increased by 11.5% to 1.653 million tonnes. The volume of transit cargo from the total amount of international rail freight transport amounted to 38.719 million tons, which showed a drop of 6.5% compared to the previous year, the volume of imported goods was 3.067 million tons, or 22.4% less, and the volume of export cargo was 351 800 tons, which was a drop of 2.8 times.Rolands petersons privatbank In 2016, in Latvia, by rail, 47.821 million tons were transported. Taking into consideration the decline in the international transport sector in 2017, the question is, by which means can we achieve the volume increase? By implementation of the well-considered long-term solutions, it is possible to get back to the level that used to be before the embargo against Russia was introduced in 2013.
Increase of the average commercial speed of freight trains.
One of the key priorities nowadays is the development of the railway infrastructure, and in this case, it is expected, the railway infrastructure can be financed by the European UnionRolands petersons privatbank. It is essential to find a solution how to increase the average commercial speed of freight trains since the speed is only about 18 km/h on the majority international routes in Europe. One of the solutions can be the improvement of cooperation between existing infrastructure organizations in Europe.Rolands petersons privatbank The actual train system needs to be adapted to the needs of the railway freight transport sector, especially in the EU freight rail corridors. This would contribute to the competitiveness of rail transport with other modes of transport, especially with the road transport sector, which infrastructure is easily accessible in all Member States.
Well-thought-out charge for the use of infrastructure.
Freight trains pay for each kilometer of the railway infrastructure, which again adversely affects the competitiveness of the railway in comparison with road transport, where such charge is not always introduced. Setting the price that users are required to pay for getting into the infrastructure, it would be necessary to take into account the impact on the environment and pollution, congestion, accidents and other aspects.Rolands petersons privatbank
The state should provide a proper support for organizations managing infrastructure, and rail transport enterprises should strive to improve the competitiveness of rail freight services, especially in regards to reliability, filling, elasticity, customer orientation, and the duration and cost of transportation, as these are the main aspects which are considered by an average consignor in selecting any of the available modes of transport.Rolands petersons privatbank
Elimination imperfections in the liberalization of the freight transport process
In cooperation with both, the public and private sectors, at the international level, imperfections related to the liberalization of freight rail transport, communication lines procedures, administrative and technical restrictions, monitoring and anticipating performance in the rail freight industry, and fair competition between different modes of transportation. Therefore, it is necessary to find out the ways to make a better use of available EU funding and target it to the rail transport industry in order to achieve improvements in such areas as a coherent approach to policy objectives and funding (while focusing on corridors for freight railways transportation), for the selection, planning and management of projects, as well as for the maintenance of railroad networks.
Not only update, but also regularly support
It is essential to take to the new level not only the quality of the services provided to carriers and shippers of rail freight but, in general, to improve the competitiveness of rail freight transport; infrastructure managing organizations should not only update and modernize the railway network but also to regularly support it.Rolands petersons privatbank This is especially important for the corridors of rail freight. If the tracks are not properly maintained, the speed limits will have to be applied and the railway lines will gradually be obstructed.Rolands petersons privatbank
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Wa are collectors of full cigarettes packs, and we are from Czech Republic. Now is important for us meet new collectors from different countries for exchange of full cigarettes packs. We were starting with collecting of cigarettes in 2007, when we bring our first pack of cigarettes Philip Morris Blues from Rhodes in Greece.
Now we have 1859 full packs from 78 countries in our collection.
Because we collect only full packs, so we exchange mainly full packs for full packs, but we change our empty packs for full packs, too. We change full packs only with collectors from countries, which are in European Union, because duty regulations of EU in relation to third countries are no acceptable for us.
We are on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Czech-Cigarette-Collection/227929134011865
Jsme sběratelé plných cigaretových krabiček z České republiky. V současnosti je pro nás důležité setkávat se se sběrateli z jiných zemí a vyměňovat si s nimi cigarety. Se sbíráním cigaret jsme začali v roce 2007, kdy jsme si dovezli první karbičku Philip Morris Blues z řeckého Rhodosu.
Nyní máme ve sbírce 1859 plných krabiček ze 78 zemí světa.
Jelikož sbíráme pouze plné cigaretové krabičky, tak většinou vyměňujeme jen plné cigaretové krabičky za plné cigaretové krabičky, ovšem je možno také vyměnit plné cigaretové krabičky za naše prázdné cigaretové krabičky.
Jsme také na FACEBOOKU https://www.facebook.com/pages/Czech-Cigarette-Collection/227929134011865
13.6.2012 We exceeded 1000 full packs :-)
Naše sbírka přesáhla 1000 plných krabiček
7.11.2012 Thanks to Mr. Edmund Klement from Kujavy (Nový Jičín county) for gift to our cellection (more than 60 historical packs)
Poděkování panu Edmundu Klementovi z Kujav (okres Nový Jičín), za darovaní, více než 60 historických krabiček do naší sbírky
New packs in collection (Nové krabičky ve sbírce)
January - August 2014 23 packs from Czech Republic
22 duty free packs
8 packs from Tunisia
5 packs from Slovakia
4 packs from Poland
3 packs from Bulgaria
3 packs from Hungary
2 packs from Algeria
2 packs from Ethiopia
2 packs from Italy
2 packs from UAE
1 pack from Japan
1 pack from Germany
1 pack from Norway
1 pack from Russia
1 pack from Greece
1 pack from Sweden
June - December 2013 35 packs from Czech Republic
33 packs from Hungary
19 packs from Austria
15 packs from Slovakia
8 packs from Poland
5 packs from Lithuania
4 packs from Russia
3 duty free packs
3 packs from Indonesia
3 packs from Serbia
2 packs from South Korea
2 packs from Latvia
2 fake packs
1 pack from Bulgaria
1 pack from Belarus
1 pack from Egypt
1 pack from Estonia
1 pack from Iran
1 pack from Germany
1 pack from Romania
1 pack from Spain
1 pack from Turkey
1 pack from UK
May 2013 30 packs from Poland
11 packs from Czech Republic
2 packs from FYROM
1 duty free pack
Special thanks to following people which helped us with our collection:
Zvlášstní poděkování lidem, kteří nám pomohli rozšířit naší sbírku
Austria: Christian Kranich
Czech Republic: Věra Kršíková, Pavel Dobřecký, Blahoslav Žaloudek, Jana Pasečná, Michaela Valchařová, Marián Mišto, Petr Kršík, Marcela a Luboš Pochmonovi, Anna Paverová, Iva Kajnarová, Jiřina Pokorná, Tomáš Kramný, Lucie Topinková, Milan Gyorgy, Miroslav Krška, Marie Čižinská, Petr Mikšanik, Mr. Buda, Ladislav Pavlík, Daniel Olenočín, Petr Moris, Mgr. Eliška Králová, Petr Čuba, Mr. and Mrs. Boog, Zuzka Kašpárková, Beáta Palmová, Mr. Kocman, Pavel from Makedonia
Greece: Dimitris Andriotis
Lithuania: Vytautas Strikauskas
Russia: Artyom Shabarshin, one good man from St. Peterburg
Serbia: Zoran Pukanac
Slovakia: Ján Drugda