2019 July 10 16:50

Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 6M’2019 fell by 8.3% Y-o-Y to 16.1 million tonnes

In January-June 2019, the Freeport of Riga (Latvia) handled 16.158 tonnes of cargo (-8.3%, year-on-year). As IAA PortNews was informed by the port authority, transshipment of coal fell by 25.5% to 5,185,200 tonnes, oil products – fell by 10.9% to 1.887 million tonnes, wood pellets – grew by 15% to 523,100 tonnes, ore – grew by 19.3% to 242,100 tonnes.

The Port’s container throughput grew by 5.6% to 238,235 TEUs.

In the reporting period, passenger turnover decreased by 1.6% to 389,359 people including 27,939 cruise passengers (-0.4%).

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.