Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) down 13.8% to 9.1mln t in QI’2016
In January-March 2016, the Freeport of Riga (Latvia) handled 9,118,900 t of cargo (-13.8%, year-on-year). As IAA PortNews was informed by the port authority, coal transshipment fell by 25% to 2,952,900 t, oil products – down 14.4% to 2,486,300 t, wood pellets – down 2.3% to 145,700 t, ore – down 3.5% to 64,200 t.
The port’s container throughput fell by 3.8% to 94,456 TEUs.
Passenger turnover climbed by 15.8% to 109,723 persons including 1,485 cruise passengers.
Freeport of Riga lies on both banks of the River Daugava covering 6.3 hectares. The port’s berth length is 13,800 meters, maximum draft at the berths is 12.2 meters. Up to 80% of the Freeport of Riga cargo turnover is made up of transit cargoes forwarded to or received from the CIS countries. In 2015, the port’s throughput totaled 40,055,800 t of cargo.