In January-October the Freeport of Riga handled 30,410,900 tons of cargo (-8.8%, YoY).
According to the port authority, coal transshipment fell by 12.2% to 10,611,100 tons, oil products – by 20.7% to 7,051,400 tons, wood pellets – by 11.4% to 438,800 tons, ore went up 1.7 times to 337,600 tons.
The port’s container throughput climbed by 6.5% to 314,335 TEUs.
Passenger turnover increased by 7.1% , to 496,054 persons including 69,993 cruise passengers (+3.4%).
Freeport of Riga lies on both banks of the River Daugava covering 6.3 ha. The port’s berth length is 13,800 m, maximum draft at the berths is 12.2 m. 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 2015, the port’s throughput totaled 40,055,800 tons of cargo. (Portnews/Business World Magazine)