2017 December 7 18:11

Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) down 6.7% to 31.11 mln t in 11M’17

In January-November 2017, the Freeport of Riga (Latvia) handled 31,116,900 t of cargo (-6.7%, year-on-year). As IAA PortNews was informed by the port authority, coal transshipment fell by 5.8% to 11.02 mln t, oil products – down 30.5% to 5.23 mln t, wood pellets – up 17.9% to 578,000 t, ore – up 32.5% to 467,600 t. 

The Port’s container throughput grew by 16.8% to 409,800 TEUs.   

Passenger turnover increased by 44.9% to 769,102 including 85,923 cruise passengers (+22.3%).  

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 2016, the port’s throughput totaled 37,070,300 t of cargo.