Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 10M’18 climbed by 6.5% Y-o-Y to 29.9 million tonnes
In January-October 2018, the Freeport of Riga (Latvia) handled 29,917,600 tonnes of cargo (+6.5%, year-on-year). As IAA PortNews was informed by the port authority, transshipment of coal grew by 14.6% to 11,508,800, oil products – down 28.1% to 3.445 million tonnes, wood pellets – up 38.2% to 740,600 tonnes, ore – up 10.7% to 464,200 tonnes.
The Port’s container throughput grew by 6% to 385,982 TEUs.
In the reporting period, passenger turnover increased by 5.6% to 761,45 people including 74,785 cruise passengers (-13%).
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 2017, the port handled 33,674,700 tonnes of cargo.