Baltic Sea ports regain cargo lost following Russian downturn


The ports by the Baltic Sea seem to be catching up after the downturn they experienced when sanctions were introduced against Russia in 2014 in response to the Crimea crisis, according to a new analysis from SeaIntel.

Published 20.12.16 at 15:22

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