2019 December 12 10:49

Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 11M’2019 fell by 9.4% Y-o-Y to 30 million tonnes

In January-November 2019, the Freeport of Riga (Latvia) handled 30,040,600 tonnes of cargo (-9.4%, year-on-year). As IAA PortNews was informed by the port authority, transshipment of coal fell by 225.9% to 9,593,200 tonnes, oil products – fell by 10% to 3,397,600 tonnes, wood pellets – grew by 21.6% to 1,007,900 tonnes, ore – grew by 6.8% to 531,100 tonnes.

The Port’s container throughput grew by 0.2% to 428,156 TEUs.

In the reporting period, passenger turnover decreased by 0.5% to 805,546 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.