Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) down 1.9% to 3.2 mln t in January 2017
In January 2017, the Freeport of Riga (Latvia) handled 3,204,200 t of cargo (-1.9%, year-on-year). As IAA PortNews was informed by the port authority, coal transshipment climbed by 2.6% to 1,211,400 t, transshipment of oil products fell by 16.1% to 728,400 t, wood pellets – down 2.1% to 69,900 t. Transshipment of ore grew 1.9 times to 31,600 t.
The Port’s container throughput grew by 38.6% to 36,204 TEUs.
Passenger turnover increased by 30.4% to 43,566 persons including 1,795 cruise passengers (+20.8%).
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.