2018 October 10 14:40

Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 9M’18 climbed by 4.8% Y-o-Y to 26.7 million tonnes

In January-September 2018, the Freeport of Riga (Latvia) handled 26,708,200 tonnes of cargo (+4.8%, year-on-year). As IAA PortNews was informed by the port authority, transshipment of coal grew by 11.5% to 10,408,600 tonnes, oil products – down 29.1% to 3,062,850 tonnes, wood pellets – up 37.7% to 652,600 tonnes, ore – up 23% to 449,200 tonnes. 

The Port’s container throughput grew by 5.8% to 342,661 TEUs.

In the reporting period, passenger turnover increased by 5.9% to 698,329 people including 74,690 cruise passengers (-10.5%).

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 2017, the port handled 33,674,700 tonnes of cargo.