In January-August the port of Ventspils handled 15 million tons of cargo, up by 17% YoY. According to the port authority, in August the port handled 152 million tons of cargo (+8%).
The growth was mainly driven by the increase in transshipment of coal and cargoes carried by ferries.
The number of passengers carried by Ventspils-Nynashamn line grew by 27%, to 29,940 passengers. The line also carried 230,000 tons of cargo.
Ventspils port is located near the Venta river. There are terminals for loading and unloading of crude and oil products, liquid chemicals and fertilizers, metal and coal, timber and fish, containers and Ro-Ro trailers. In 2016, the port handled 18.8 million tons of cargo. (PortNews/Business World Magazine)