Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 4.65 million tonnes of cargo in 8M'2019, down 6.5% Y-o-Y
Freight volume handled in the Port of Liepaja, Latvia in January-August 2019 fell by 6.5%, year-on-year, to 4,654,700 million tonnes, the Port Authority told IAA PortNews.
In the reporting period, transshipment of grain fell by 21.7% to 1,617,100 tonnes, anthracite – grew by 20% to 914,900 tonnes, construction materials – grew by 14% to 636,500 tonnes, oil products – grew by 6% to 275,100 tonnes.
Container traffic decreased by 7% to 2.062 million TEUs, handling of Ro-Ro cargo grew by 7% to 31,159 units.
The number of calls grew by 12% to 1,126, passenger traffic decreased by 24% to 16,415 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.