In January-March the Freeport of Riga handled 8,223,200 tons of cargo, down by 11.6% YoY.
Coal transshipment fell by 8.8%, to 3,189,600 tons. Transshipment of oil products dropped by 43.3%, to 1,052,100 tons, wood pellets – by 3.5%, to 214,100 tons, while transshipment of ore surged almost 2-fold, to 99,800 tons.
The port’s container throughput grew by 3.4%, to 114,114 TEUs.
Passenger turnover increased by 17.7%, to 158,301, including 3,316 cruise passengers (+84.7%).
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 tons of cargo. (PortNews/Business World Magazine)