Throughput of port Ventspils (Latvia) up 12% to 17.3 mln t in 10M’17
In January-October 2017, the port of Ventspils handled 17.3 mln t of cargo (+12%, year-on-year). According to the port authority, in October the port handled 1.1 mln t of cargo.
The growth was mainly driven by the increase in transshipment of coal and cargoes carried by ferries.
The number of passenger carried by Ventspils- Nynäshamn line grew by 26% to 36,147 passengers.
Ventspils port is located near Venta river. There are terminals for loading and unloading of crude and oil products, liquid chemicals and fertilizers, metal and coal, timber and fish, containers and Ro-Ro trailers. In 2016, the port handled 18.8 mln t of cargo.