Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 2.54 million tonnes of cargo in March'2019, down 2.7% Y-o-Y
Freight volume handled in the Port of Liepaja, Latvia in January-April 2019 fell by 2.7%, year-on-year, to 2,539,100 tonnes, the Port Authority told IAA PortNews.
In the reporting period, transshipment of grain fell by 24.8% to 923,600 tonnes, anthracite – grew by 28.3% to 548,600 tonnes, construction materials – grew by 49.8% to 280,000 tonnes, oil products – grew by 1.6% to 125,700 tonnes.
Container traffic increased by 3% to 1.024 TEUs, handling of Ro-Ro cargo grew by 10% to 13,522 units.
The number of calls grew by 13% to 582, passenger traffic decreased by 17% to 9,556 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.