Cargo traffic at Latvia's Port of Liepaja climbed by 30% to 3.27 mln t in 6M’17
Freight volume handled in the Port of Liepaja, Latvia in January-June 2017 climbed by 30%, year-on-year, to 3,272,900 t, the Port Authority says.
In the reporting period, transshipment of coal surged 4.6 times to 780,400 t, wood pellets – up 1.4 times to 153,700 t, construction materials – up 6.9% to 270,200 t, oil products – up 55.7% to 219,400 t, grain – down 13.7% to 1,124,700 t, timber – up 15.7% to 203,900 t.
Container traffic grew 2-fold to 2,139 TEUs, Ro-Ro – up 13% to 17,166 units.
Port of Liepaja was founded in the 90s of last century at the former Soviet Union’s naval base. Liepaja ranks third port of Latvia by handled cargo volume. Half of the port’s cargo throughput is fueled by crude oil and bulk cargoes imported from the CIS countries, largely from Belorussia. In 2016, throughput of Liepaja port was 5.68 million tonnes.