• Home
  • News
  • Freeport of Ventspils handled over 11.1 million tons of cargo in 2021
  • 2022 January 26 12:37

    Freeport of Ventspils handled over 11.1 million tons of cargo in 2021

    In 2021, the proportion of local cargo increased in the Freeport of Ventspils

    In 2021, the terminals operating in the Freeport of Ventspils handled a total of more than 11.1 million tons of cargo. By flexible adaptation to the market conditions, the terminals have managed to increase the proportion of the local cargo in the total cargo volume of the port. A new record has been achieved in the group of goods transported by ferries, Freeport of Ventspils says in its press release. 

    2021 has shown several positive trends in the operation of the Ventspils port. An insignificant but steadfast increase could be observed during the whole year in the groups of goods which are not materially affected by geopolitical fluctuations (Ro-Ro; timber and agricultural products, etc.), increasing the volume of these goods by approximately 9% in comparison with 2020. 

    All sorts of cargo can be currently handled by 14 terminals of the Freeport of Ventspils. Moreover, the terminals can react to the changes in the market in a flexible manner, adapting to the wishes of customers. E.g., Kālija parks, which was initially constructed for handling of mineral fertilisers, now can handle grain cargoes as well after significant investments in infrastructure.  

    More than 20% of the total cargo volume of the port was transported via the ferry line Ventspils - Nynneshamn. The historically largest amount of Ro-Ro cargo was reached in 2021, i.e. –f 2.3 million tonnes; and it is by 6% more than in 2020. By the beginning of the year, the ferry operator Stena Line and Noord Natie Ventspils Terminals (NNVT) operating at the Freeport of Ventspils signed a contract for 20 years, agreeing on a permanent ferry traffic from the Freeport of Ventspils. The ambitious development plans in Ventspils are symbolised this year by the commencement of the traffic by ferry Stena Scandica which is 222 metres long and holds a capacity which is increased by 30% in comparison with the previous ferries. Moreover, in September Stena Line informed of attraction of two completely new ferries to the Ventspils line as of 2022. These new ferries of E-Flexer type will be 240 metres long and will allow to increase the cargo capacity by 25%, and the capacity of passenger compartment by 33%. Such opportunities ensure great preconditions for placement of logistics centres and exporting companies in the industrial territory of the Freeport of Ventspils. 

    Within the period of the year, 1,310 cargo vessels have been serviced in the Freeport of Ventspils, of which 1,007 were dry cargo vessels and 303 were tankers.  Port charges paid by vessels coming into the port of Ventspils are the main source of income for the Freeport of Ventspils Authority and has allowed for a successful continuation of infrastructure projects of the port and the industrial territory: construction of access roads and industrial parks, as well as renovation of the port and waterworks.  

    The ice-free Ventspils port is one of the leading EU deep-water ports by the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Historically it serves as a strategic hub for transit of goods exported from Russia and CIS countries in terms of shipping chemicals, potassium salt, coals, grain, general cargo, Ro-Ro, and other cargo. Today, Ventspils is a multi-modal port in Latvia for all types of cargo and offers attractive port charges. Technical parameters of ice-free port lets us serve the largest vessels entering the Baltic Sea all year round.




2022 May 21

14:07 CIP proposes to build a hydrogen island in the North Sea by 2030
13:27 Sanmar Shipyards delivers highly manoeuvrable and powerful tug to Svitzer
12:37 ISS issues RFPs to construct North America’s first zero-emissions towboats for Zeeboat, LLC
11:32 Callan Marine christens 28” CSD General Bradley
10:51 DP World expands ambitious sustainability strategy

2022 May 20

18:15 Inland ports urge the true completion of the European Network
18:00 IAA PortNews’ summary of past week news
17:37 Port Kolomna holds keel-laying of Moskovsky-703 dredger, Project 4395
16:56 Gazpromneft Marine Bunker prolongs contract on operation of terminal in Saint-Petersburg port till 2027
16:05 Blue Tern to support jacket installation campaign on Neart na Goithe
15:51 RUSCON sent cargo to China via inland terminal in Nakhodka
15:29 DNV certifies first training platform provider Seably
14:24 USC is in talks with potential customers on construction of container ships
14:02 Port of Savannah moves nearly 500K TEUs in April 2022
13:59 RF Navy to take delivery of 20 warships in 2022 – Vice Prime Minister Yury Borisov
13:18 MOL holds joint public-private anti-piracy drill with LNG carrier 'LNG MARS'
12:54 Daewoo Shipbuilding сancels LNG сarrier order linked to Sovcomflot - The Maritime Executive
12:43 USC set to start serial production of components for ship propulsion units in 2024-2025
12:41 Russian oil producers start to book up an increasing number of tankers owned by Sovcomflot - Bloomberg
12:24 Corvus Energy sets up US battery factory to meet market demand for hybrid and zero-emission vessels
12:14 Wärtsilä extends leadership in hybrid vessel segment
11:52 GTT receives an order from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries for the tank design of a new LNG carrier
10:55 Havyard Group ASA and HG Group AS merge to create a leading service provider
10:00 USC head forecasts increase of orders from defense industry
09:19 Crude oil futures decrease on possible rise of supplies to China
08:56 MABUX: Irregular changes to prevail in Global bunker market on May 20

2022 May 19

18:06 Valenciaport detects in April a decline in Spanish export activity
17:48 Border checkpoint opened at Ultramar terminal in Ust-Luga seaport
17:26 CIMC Raffles delivered the first of two record-breaking ships to Wallenius Sol
17:15 ClassNK certifies NAPA Fleet Intelligence and NAPA Performance Monitoring and Optimization, and adds new notations to ships
16:41 New zero-emission Côte d’Ivoire Terminal receives first port equipment
16:12 PortsToronto releases 2021 Audited Financial Statements
16:05 “K” Line Group’s Yokohama Daikoku C-4 Terminal starts operation utilizing renewable energy
15:38 OTEKO obtains ISO 9001 certificate for handling of dry bulk cargo
15:06 Port of Salalah commissions new equipment to increase efficiency and meet demand
14:13 The first ship equipped to utilize future fairway services tested at Port of Kokkola
13:49 Vladivostok Fish Terminal puts into operation refrigerating facility of 7,000 tonnes in capacity
13:02 Wärtsilä completes delivery of 15 LPG fuel supply systems
12:28 Development of programme for Ship Repair, Modernization and Components conference is underway
12:07 MABUX: Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 20, 2022
12:03 Long-term rates for reefer containers on the key US West Coast to Far East route up 60% in April - Xeneta
11:50 H2-Industries set to clear the oceans of plastic waste and produce clean fuel from innovative ship design
11:32 EU policymakers still need more ambitious green measures - Danish Shipping
11:11 PortNews issues its annual analytical report “Civil Shipbuilding in Russia”
11:03 Ports Long Beach and Los Angeles give update on Clean Air Action Plan
10:36 Global Ship Lease announces new forward charter agreement
09:56 RS developed requirements on usage of alternative fuels
09:53 ZIM reports record financial results for Q1 2022
09:29 Russian oil exports in January-April 2022 declined by 0.6% to 66.3 million tonnes
09:13 Crude oil futures rise on US reserves reduction statistics
08:58 MABUX: Bunker prices may continue downward changes on May 19

2022 May 18

18:35 Jotun's new tool to forecast carbon intensity of vessel operations
17:56 Gasum considers that natural gas imports from Russia could end this week
17:20 RF Government to extend setting of quotas for exports of mineral fertilizers till December 2022
17:06 Port of Antwerp-Bruges & CMB.TECH prepare the first hydrogen-powered tugboat
16:18 Port of Hamburg container throughput up 1.8 percent to 2.2 million TEU in Q1 2022
16:05 Port Houston container volume up 21% to 334,493 TEUs in April 2022
15:18 EU regulators must recalibrate EU ETS reform to ensure shipping industry is green by 2050 - WSC
15:11 Container throughput of Russian ports in 4M’2022 totaled 1.7 million TEUs, down 5.4% YoY
14:48 Throughput of Russian seaports in 4M’2022 rose by 0.1% YoY