Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 3M’2019 climbed by 1.6% Y-o-Y to 8.3 million tonnes
In January-March 2019, the Freeport of Riga (Latvia) handled 8,352,400 tonnes of cargo (+1.6%, year-on-year). As IAA PortNews was informed by the port authority, transshipment of coal fell by 8.2% to 2.929 million tonnes, oil products – fell by 8.9% to 958,900 tonnes, wood pellets – grew by 33.5% to 285,800 tonnes, ore – fell by 51.5% to 48,400 tonnes.
The Port’s container throughput grew by 7.7% to 122,881 TEUs.
In the reporting period, passenger turnover decreased by 10.9% to 141,059 people including 1,274 cruise passengers (-61.6%).
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 2018, the port handled 36,431,900 tonnes of cargo.