Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 4.41 million tonnes of cargo in 7M'18, up 20% Y-o-Y
Freight volume handled in the Port of Liepaja, Latvia in January-July 2018 climbed by 20%, year-on-year, to 4,410,700 tonnes, the Port Authority says.
In the reporting period, transshipment of grain grew by 51.8% to 1,863,100 tonnes, construction materials – by 16% to 395,800 tonnes while transshipment of oil products fell by 12.2% to 210,100 tonnes.
Container traffic fell by 23% to 1,925, handling of Ro-Ro cargo grew by 15% to 24,799 units.
The number of calls grew by 5% to 882, passenger traffic increased by 24% to 27,141 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.