Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) down 10% to 15.506 mln t in Jan-May'16
In January-May 2016, the Freeport of Riga (Latvia) handled 15,506,500 t of cargo (-10%, year-on-year). As IAA PortNews was informed by the port authority, coal transshipment fell by 5,009,200 t, oil products – down 14.8% to 4,111,100 t, wood pellets – up 24.7% to 282,700, ore – up over 1.5 times to 164,500 t.
The Port’s container throughput climbed by 1.7% to 154,670 TEUs.
Passenger turnover increased by 7% to 195,987 persons including 9,808 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.