Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 4M’2019 fell by 3.8% Y-o-Y to 11 million tonnes
In January-April 2019, the Freeport of Riga (Latvia) handled 11,009,900 tonnes of cargo (-3.8%, year-on-year). As IAA PortNews was informed by the port authority, transshipment of coal fell by 22.1% to 3,593,800 tonnes, oil products – fell by 7.2% to 1,255,100 tonnes, wood pellets – grew by 25.2% to 401,500 tonnes, ore – grew by 43.8% to 143,500 tonnes.
The Port’s container throughput grew by 4.4% to 161,214 TEUs.
In the reporting period, passenger turnover decreased by 6.5% to 208,728 people including 5,472 cruise passengers (+57.9%).
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.