Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 10M’2019 fell by 8.7% Y-o-Y to 27.3 million tonnes
In January-October 2019, the Freeport of Riga (Latvia) handled 27,314,600 tonnes of cargo (-8.7%, year-on-year). As IAA PortNews was informed by the port authority, transshipment of coal fell by 24.5% to 8.687 million tonnes, oil products – fell by 12.7% to 3,005,900 tonnes, wood pellets – grew by 20% to 888,700 tonnes, ore – grew by 3.4% to 479,800 tonnes.
The Port’s container throughput grew by 0.9% to 389,466 TEUs.
In the reporting period, passenger turnover decreased by 0.8% to 755,053 people including 69,207 cruise passengers (-7.5%).
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.