Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 5.31 million tonnes of cargo in 9M'2019, down 3.8% Y-o-Y
Freight volume handled in the Port of Liepaja, Latvia in January-September 2019 fell by 3.8%, year-on-year, to 5,313,600 million tonnes, the Port Authority told IAA PortNews.
In the reporting period, transshipment of grain fell by 13.7% to 1,955,100 tonnes, anthracite – fell by 5.3% to 961,800 tonnes, construction materials – grew by 30.2% to 714,100 tonnes, oil products – grew by 31.9% to 311,500 tonnes.
Container traffic decreased by 7% to 2.293 million TEUs, handling of Ro-Ro cargo grew by 9% to 35,819 units.
The number of calls grew by 10% to 1,243, passenger traffic decreased by 22% to 30,075 passengers.
Port of Liepaja was founded in the 90s of last century at the former Soviet Union’s naval base. Liepaja ranks third port of Latvia by handled cargo volume. Half of the port’s cargo throughput is fueled by crude oil and bulk cargoes imported from the CIS countries, largely from Belorussia. In 2018, throughput of Liepaja port was 7.54 million tonnes.