Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 6.67 million tonnes of cargo in 11M'2019, down 3.2% Y-o-Y
Freight volume handled in the Port of Liepaja, Latvia in January-November 2019 fell by 3.2%, year-on-year, to 6,673,200 million tonnes, the Port Authority told IAA PortNews.
In the reporting period, transshipment of grain fell by 7% to 2,586,700 tonnes, anthracite – fell by 22.1% to 1,028,700 tonnes, construction materials – grew by 29.3% to 919,800 tonnes, oil products – grew by 33.5% to 392,800 tonnes.
Handling of Ro-Ro cargo grew by 7% to 45,113 units, container throughput fell by 5% to 2,649 TEUs.
The number of calls grew by 6% to 1,531.
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.