Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) down 9% to 33.67 mln t in 2017
In January-December 2017, the Freeport of Riga (Latvia) handled 33,674,700 t of cargo (-9%, year-on-year). As IAA PortNews was informed by the port authority, coal transshipment fell by 11.4% to 11.776 mln t. Transshipment of oil products totaled 5.64 mln t (-30.3%), wood pellets - 646,000 t (+16.5%), ore - 514,000 t (+26.5%).
The Port’s container throughput grew by 15.6% to 445,984 TEUs.
Passenger turnover increased by 42.8% to 830,380 including 87,384 cruise passengers (+22.4%).
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 2016, the port’s throughput totaled 37,070,300 t of cargo.