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Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 2018 climb to 36.4 million tonnes

Logistic News - Published on Fri, 11 Jan 2019

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In 2018, the Freeport of Riga (Latvia) handled 36,431,900 tonnes of cargo (+8.2%, year-on-year). As IAA PortNews was informed by the port authority, transshipment of coal grew by 20.8% to 14,220,400 tonnes, oil products down 27.6% to 4,085,100 tonnes, wood pellets up 45.7% to 941,600 tonnes, ore down 3.3% to 497,300 tonnes. The Port’s container throughput grew by 5.2% to 469,342 TEUs.

In the reporting period, passenger turnover increased by 4.9% to 870,825 people including 74,785 cruise passengers (-14.4%).

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 2017, the port handled 33,674,700 tonnes of cargo.

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Posted By : Joykumar Irom on Fri, 11 Jan 2019
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