Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 1.89 million tonnes of cargo in March'2019, down 5.3% Y-o-Y
Freight volume handled in the Port of Liepaja, Latvia in March 2019 fell by 5.3%, year-on-year, to 1.89 million tonnes, the Port Authority told IAA PortNews.
In the reporting period, transshipment of grain fell by 33.5% to 673,600 tonnes, anthracite – grew by 53.9% to 422,000 tonnes, construction materials – grew by 28.4% to 194,000, oil products – fell by 17.8% to 88,900 tonnes.
Container traffic increased by 15% to 739 TEUs, handling of Ro-Ro cargo grew by 16% to 10,183 units.
The number of calls grew by 12% to 433, passenger traffic decreased by 16% to 6,863 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 2018, throughput of Liepaja port was 7.54 million tonnes.