Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 6.24 million tonnes of cargo in 10M'18, up 19% Y-o-Y
Freight volume handled in the Port of Liepaja, Latvia in January-October 2018 climbed by 19%, year-on-year, to 6,246,100 tonnes, the Port Authority says.
In the reporting period, transshipment of grain grew by 36.2% to 2,538,700 tonnes, construction materials – by 21.9% to 628,600 tonnes while transshipment of oil products fell by 15.4% to 267,700 tonnes.
Container traffic fell by 25% to 2,586 TEUs, handling of Ro-Ro cargo grew by 12% to 37,129 units.
The number of calls grew by 8% to 1,282, passenger traffic increased by 17% to 41,592 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.