Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 9M’2019 fell by 10.5% Y-o-Y to 23.9 million tonnes
In January-September 2019, the Freeport of Riga (Latvia) handled 23,915,500 tonnes of cargo (-10.5%, year-on-year). As IAA PortNews was informed by the port authority, transshipment of coal fell by 26.8% to 7,620,400 tonnes, oil products – fell by 12.1% to 2,691,600 tonnes, wood pellets – grew by 16.3% to 758,900 tonnes, ore – fell by 13.5% to 388,400 tonnes.
The Port’s container throughput grew by 0.9% to 345,582 TEUs.
In the reporting period, passenger turnover decreased by 1.6% to 687,140 people including 67,867 cruise passengers (-9.1%).
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.