Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 5.2 mln t of cargo in 10M’17, up 35.6% Y-o-Y
Freight volume handled in the Port of Liepaja, Latvia in January-October 2017 climbed by 36%, year-on-year, to 5,248,000 t, the Port Authority says.
In the reporting period, transshipment of coal surged 3 times to 1,006,400 tm wood pellets – by 12% to 213,100, construction materials – by 21% to 515,600 t, oil products –by 39.1% to 316,400 t, timber – by 35.3% to 382,900.
Transshipment of grain cargo fell by 18.6% to 1,864,100 t.
Container traffic grew 1.8 times to 3,468 TEUs, Ro-Ro – up 28% to 33,202 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.