Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 643,000 t of cargo in Jan'18, up 10% Y-o-Y
Freight volume handled in the Port of Liepaja, Latvia in January 2018 climbed by 10%, year-on-year, to 643,000 t, the Port Authority says.
In the reporting period, transshipment of grain declined by 0.3% to 286,900 t, construction materials – grew by 68.3% to 54,800 t, timber – fell by 14.8% to 26,200 t, oil products surged 3 times to 61,300 t. No crude oil was handled in January 2018.
Container traffic grew by 67% to 215 TEUs, handling of Ro-Ro cargo dropped by 62% to 884 units.
The number of calls climbed by 7% to 128, passenger traffic increased by 20% to 2,657 passengers.
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 2017, throughput of Liepaja port was 6.59 million tonnes.