2019 June 11 14:32

Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 5M’2019 fell by 7.9% Y-o-Y to 13.5 million tonnes

In January-May 2019, the Freeport of Riga (Latvia) handled 13,547,200 tonnes of cargo (-7.9%, year-on-year). As IAA PortNews was informed by the port authority, transshipment of coal fell by 25.8% to 4,358,400 tonnes, oil products – fell by 9.4% to 1,578,500 tonnes, wood pellets – grew by 23.3% to 467,200 tonnes, ore – grew by 19.3% to 242,100 tonnes.

The Port’s container throughput grew by 4.4% to 161,214 TEUs.

In the reporting period, passenger turnover decreased by 2.1% to 295,579 people including 16,802 cruise passengers (+50.1%).

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.